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Area Code and Exchange (715) 540 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 540 for Area Code 715 covers the city of Stevens Point, Portage County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 44º 31' 24.89", W 89º 34' 28.43". This Exchange Code was introduced on 13 July 2009 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (715) 540-0000 to (715) 540-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (715) 540

NPA/Area Code: 715
NXX/Exchange Code: 540
City: Stevens Point
County: Portage
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: RUDOLPH
OCN: 3839
Time Zone:
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 13 July 2009
Latitude: 44.5235792
Longitude: -89.574563
New NPA:
LATA: 350
FIPS: 55097
CBSA Code: 44620
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Stevens Point, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (715) 540

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 715-540 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.