Area code 608

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The 608 area code covers much of southwestern Wisconsin, including the capital city of Madison as well as the cities of Waunakee, Mount Horeb, Verona, Sun Prairie, Monroe, Platteville, Lancaster, Lodi, Portage, Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells, Beloit, Janesville, La Crosse, Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Sac, Sauk City, Viroqua and Sparta. It was created in 1955 as a split from area code 414, and was the third area code created in Wisconsin. Rapid growth of the area specifically in Dane County has brought the 608 Area Code close to exhaustion with most recent projections from NANPA projecting the need for a split or more likely an overlay code by Q2 2025. [1]

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Counties served by this area code:

Adams, Buffalo, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Marquette, Monroe, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon

Ten-digit dialing

Area code 608 has telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. 988 has been designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline , which creates a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing . This area code is therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing , mandatory after October 24, 2021. [2]

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References

  1. https://nationalnanpa.com/reports/2020-2NPAExhaustProjectionsFinal.pdf
  2. "Transition to 10-digit dialing (for 988 as 3-digit access to National Suicide Prevention Hotline)" (PDF). North American Numbering Plan Administrator. January 8, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
Wisconsin area codes: 262, 414, 534/715, 608, 920
North: 715/534
West: 507, 563 Area Code 608East: 262, 920/274
South: 779/815
Illinois area codes: 217, 224/847, 309, 312, 331/630, 618, 708, 773, 779/815, 872
Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
Minnesota area codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952