Area Code and Exchange (608) 859 in Wisconsin
Exchange Code 859 for Area Code 608 covers the city of Bloomington, Grant County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 42º 53' 6.96", W 90º 55' 24.46". This Exchange Code was introduced on 9 October 2017 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (608) 859-0000 to (608) 859-9999.
Technical Information for Exchange (608) 859
NXX/Exchange Code: 859
Rate Center: BEETOWN
Time Zone: CST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 9 October 2017
CBSA Code: 38420
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (608) 859
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 608-859 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.