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Area Code and Exchange (509) 259 in Washington

Exchange Code 259 for Area Code 509 covers the city of Sprague, Lincoln County in the State of Washington. It is centered at N 47º 18' 0.57", W 117º 58' 31.82". This Exchange Code was introduced on 11 September 1994 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (509) 259-0000 to (509) 259-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (509) 259

NPA/Area Code: 509
NXX/Exchange Code: 259
City: Sprague
County: Lincoln
State: Washington
Rate Center: SPRAGUE
OCN: 1477
Time Zone: PST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 11 September 1994
Latitude: 47.3001584
Longitude: -117.9755065
New NPA:
Overlay:
LATA: 676
FIPS: 53043
CBSA Code:
Number Pooling: Yes

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Number Pooling in Exchange (509) 259

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 509-259 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.