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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

NPA/Area Code: 608
NXX/Exchange Code: 659
City: Mindoro
County: La Crosse
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: MINDORO
OCN: 3839
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 20 February 2008
Latitude: 44.0210739
Longitude: -91.1018063
New NPA:
LATA: 354
FIPS: 55063
CBSA Code: 29100
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN


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.