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Area Code and Exchange (715) 679 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 679 for Area Code 715 covers the city of Wausau, Marathon County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 44º 57' 32.89", W 89º 37' 48.44". This Exchange Code was introduced on 1 April 1997 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (715) 679-0000 to (715) 679-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (715) 679

NPA/Area Code: 715
NXX/Exchange Code: 679
City: Wausau
County: Marathon
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: WAUSAU
OCN: 0886
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 1 April 1997
Latitude: 44.9591352
Longitude: -89.6301221
New NPA:
LATA: 350
FIPS: 55073
CBSA Code: 48140
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Wausau, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (715) 679

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 715-679 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.