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Area Code and Exchange (715) 873 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 873 for Area Code 715 covers the city of Gleason, Lincoln County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 45º 18' 31.87", W 89º 29' 47.44". This Exchange Code was introduced on 4 February 1994 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (715) 873-0000 to (715) 873-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (715) 873

NPA/Area Code: 715
NXX/Exchange Code: 873
City: Gleason
County: Lincoln
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: GLEASON
OCN: 0956
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 4 February 1994
Latitude: 45.3088514
Longitude: -89.4965121
New NPA:
LATA: 350
FIPS: 55069
CBSA Code: 32980
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Merrill, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (715) 873

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 715-873 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.