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Area Code and Exchange (608) 521 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 521 for Area Code 608 covers the city of Readstown, Vernon County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 43º 26' 57.91", W 90º 45' 33.47". This Exchange Code was introduced on 8 October 2008 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (608) 521-0000 to (608) 521-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (608) 521

NPA/Area Code: 608
NXX/Exchange Code: 521
City: Readstown
County: Vernon
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: READSTOWN
OCN: 6274
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 8 October 2008
Latitude: 43.4494204
Longitude: -90.7592968
New NPA:
LATA: 354
FIPS: 55123
CBSA Code:
Number Pooling: Yes


Number Pooling in Exchange (608) 521

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 608-521 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.