Area Code and Exchange (360) 238 in Washington
Exchange Code 238 for Area Code 360 covers the city of Cougar, Cowlitz County in the State of Washington. It is centered at N 46º 3' 5.4", W 122º 17' 58.35". This Exchange Code was introduced on 11 February 1995 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (360) 238-0000 to (360) 238-9999.
In this Exchange Code there are 2 telephone numbers that our research shows belong to legitimate businesses.
Technical Information for Exchange (360) 238
NXX/Exchange Code: 238
Rate Center: COUGAR
Time Zone: PST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 11 February 1995
CBSA Code: 31020
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (360) 238
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 360-238 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.