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Area Code and Exchange (715) 731 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 731 for Area Code 715 covers the city of Shell Lake, Washburn County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 45º 44' 21.81", W 91º 55' 31.63". This Exchange Code was introduced on 26 February 2007 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (715) 731-0000 to (715) 731-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (715) 731

NPA/Area Code: 715
NXX/Exchange Code: 731
City: Shell Lake
County: Washburn
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: SHELL LAKE
OCN: 3839
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 26 February 2007
Latitude: 45.7393928
Longitude: -91.9254537
New NPA:
LATA: 352
FIPS: 55129
CBSA Code:
Number Pooling: Yes


Number Pooling in Exchange (715) 731

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 715-731 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.