Area Code and Exchange (608) 659 in Wisconsin
Exchange Code 659 for Area Code 608 covers the city of Mindoro, La Crosse County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 44º 1' 15.87", W 91º 6' 6.5". This Exchange Code was introduced on 20 February 2008 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (608) 659-0000 to (608) 659-9999.
Technical Information for Exchange (608) 659
NXX/Exchange Code: 659
County: La Crosse
Rate Center: MINDORO
Time Zone: CST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 20 February 2008
CBSA Code: 29100
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (608) 659
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 608-659 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.