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Area Code and Exchange (608) 496 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 496 for Area Code 608 covers the city of Cambridge, Jefferson County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 43º 0' 13", W 89º 0' 59.4". This Exchange Code was introduced on 4 December 2014 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (608) 496-0000 to (608) 496-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (608) 496

NPA/Area Code: 608
NXX/Exchange Code: 496
City: Cambridge
County: Jefferson
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: CAMBRIDGE
OCN: 007F
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 4 December 2014
Latitude: 43.0036122
Longitude: -89.0164995
New NPA:
LATA: 354
FIPS: 55055
CBSA Code: 48020
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (608) 496

The initial set up of an Exchange was to have all 10,000 numbers (0000 - 9999) for a particular Rate Center allocated to the same local exhange carrier. With the advent of multiple carriers, allocating each one of them their own Exchange Code would be inefficient and soon use up the available number pools for a particular area. To counter this, some exchanges are split into blocks of 1,000 numbers, which can each be allocated to individual carriers. This cuts down on wasted numbers that aren't allocated as each carrier has a smaller pool available.

Number Pooling is activated in Exchange 608-496 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.