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Area Code and Exchange (715) 988 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 988 for Area Code 715 covers the city of Niagara, Marinette County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 45º 46' 16.85", W 87º 59' 41.45". This Exchange Code was introduced on 22 May 2008 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (715) 988-0000 to (715) 988-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (715) 988

NPA/Area Code: 715
NXX/Exchange Code: 988
City: Niagara
County: Marinette
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: NIAGARA
OCN: 6692
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 22 May 2008
Latitude: 45.7713461
Longitude: -87.9948467
New NPA:
LATA: 342
FIPS: 55075
CBSA Code: 31940
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Marinette, WI-MI


Number Pooling in Exchange (715) 988

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 715-988 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.