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Area Code and Exchange (920) 381 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 381 for Area Code 920 covers the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 44º 1' 28.94", W 88º 32' 33.41". This Exchange Code was introduced on 3 March 2001 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (920) 381-0000 to (920) 381-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (920) 381

NPA/Area Code: 920
NXX/Exchange Code: 381
City: Oshkosh
County: Winnebago
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: APPLETON
OCN: 6508
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 3 March 2001
Latitude: 44.0247062
Longitude: -88.5426136
New NPA:
FIPS: 55139
CBSA Code: 36780
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Oshkosh-Neenah, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (920) 381

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 920-381 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.