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Area Code and Exchange (715) 609 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 609 for Area Code 715 covers the city of Ladysmith, Rusk County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 45º 27' 46.88", W 91º 6' 14.53". This Exchange Code was introduced on 22 July 1999 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (715) 609-0000 to (715) 609-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (715) 609

NPA/Area Code: 715
NXX/Exchange Code: 609
City: Ladysmith
County: Rusk
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: LADYSMITH
OCN: 6508
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 22 July 1999
Latitude: 45.4630231
Longitude: -91.1040358
New NPA:
Overlay:
LATA: 352
FIPS: 55107
CBSA Code:
Number Pooling: Yes

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Number Pooling in Exchange (715) 609

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 715-609 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.