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Area Code 479
Telephone Central Office Pictures

The following are representative examples of telephone central office buildings in Area Code 479 (Northwest Arkansas).

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Alma

Photo 2 | Photo 3

Listing Updated:
June 2023

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
ALMAARXADS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(479) 632

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photos 2-3: Larry P. (September 2012)

 

Altus

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
October 2023

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
ALTSARXARS1

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DLM

Prefixes Served:
(479) 468

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (June 2014)

 

Atkins

Listing Updated:
June 2014

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
ATKNARXARS1

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DRL

Prefixes Served:
(479) 641

Notes:
Source: Larry P.

 

Bentonville

"Central"

Photo 2 | Photo 3

Listing Updated:
June 2022

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
BNTVARCRDS0

Switch Type:
Nokia/Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS

Prefixes Served:
(479) 204, 254, 258, 271, 273, 254, 258, 271, 273, 277, 418, 464, 553

Notes:
This CO serves the Bentonville city center and is just a couple of block from the original Walton 5 and dime. In the center of the building is a second floor addition which housed radio equipment. Next to it there used to be a tower for antennae that faced east towards Rogers and south towards Fayetteville. The EXchange was Crestwood. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: February 2012

 

Bentonville

"Bella Vista"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
November 2023

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
BNTVARBVRS1

Switch Type:
Nokia/Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS Remote

Prefixes Served:
(479) 855, 876

Notes:
It serves what started out 45 years ago as a golf retirement community in northwest Arkansas. Since Bud Walton passed away and Walmart brought in executives from all vendors it has become a very high end home community close to the Bentonville headquarters of Walmart. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: July 2010

 

Clarksville

Photo 2 | Photo 3

Listing Updated:
September 2022

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
CLVLARXADS0

Switch Type:
Nokia/Siemens/Stromberg Carlson DCO

Prefixes Served:
(479) 705, 746, 754, 979

Notes:
Note the unique design of the buildings.
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (June 2014)

 

Fayetteville

"Hillcrest"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
December 2023

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
FYVLARHIDS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-100/200

Prefixes Served:
(479) 251, 442-4, 463, 521, 527, 571, 575, 582, 587, 684, 713, 718, 856, 973

Notes:
The EXchange there was HIllcrest. The first No 1 ESS HILO switch was installed in this office in the 1970s. Fayetteville is also the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks. This office is unusual in that SBC displayed itís logo on the building. For the years between taking the title SBC and acquiring AT&T, most SBC Central Offices lost the old Southwestern Bell logo and went without any identifier until the new AT&T logo was adapted. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: July 2010

 

Fort Smith

"Gladstone"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
January 2024

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
FTSMARGLDS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-100

Prefixes Served:
(479) 452, 478, 484

Notes:
This was taken since the AT&T company started putting a logo on their property again. The EXchage here was Glenview. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: July 2010

 

Fort Smith

"Mission"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
September 2023

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
FTSMARMIDS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-100

Prefixes Served:
(479) 646, 648-9

Notes:
It sits on the side of town closest to the Army base and the EXchange was Military. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: July 2010

 

Fort Smith

"Sunset"

Photo 2 | Photo 3

Listing Updated:
July 2023

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
FTSMARSUDS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-100

Prefixes Served:
(479) 201, 226, 288, 314, 441, 494, 573, 709, 755, 782-5, 788

Notes:
This is the main downtown Central Office in the city. The original building is the 4 bay red brick structure at the left in picture 2. The fifth bay was added right after World War II. The new blond brick structure was built in the 1960s and housed the large 1A ESS switch installed there in the early 1980s. The EXchange here was SUnset. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: May 2011

 

Hindsville

Listing Updated:
July 2010

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
HNDVARMARS1

Switch Type:
Nokia/Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS Remote

Prefixes Served:
(479) 789

Notes:
This office is the easternmost CO belonging to AT&T in northwest Arkansas.

 

Huntsville

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
January 2016

Operating Company:
Madison County Telephone Company

CLLI:
HNVIARXADS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(479) 737-8

Notes:
It is the only CO I know which has an address which ends with Ĺ as part of the number on the street address. This company is a great provider of information services and is owned by the Shrum family who give their customer A1 service, and not just telephone service. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: July 2010

 

Lamar

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
September 2022

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
LAMRARXADS0

Switch Type:
Nokia/Siemens/Stromberg Carlson DCO

Prefixes Served:
(479) 885

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (June 2014)

 

London

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
November 2022

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
LONDARXARS1

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel RLC

Prefixes Served:
(479) 293

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (June 2014)

 

Mulberry

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
September 2023

Operating Company:
Windstream/Alltel

CLLI:
MLBYARXADS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(479) 997

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (June 2014)

 

Ozark

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
October 2023

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
OZRKARXADS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(479) 508, 667

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (June 2014)

 

Rogers

"Main"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
May 2018

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
RGRSARMADS0

Switch Type:
Nokia/Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS Host

Prefixes Served:
(479) 246, 338, 616, 619, 621, 631, 636, 659, 936, 986

Notes:
20 years ago Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers were distinct towns, separated by large areas of farms or woodlands. Not any longer, shopping centers, commercial and housing development has connected them all. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: August 2010

 

Russellville

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
September 2022

Operating Company:
Brightspeed/Centurylink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
RLVLARXADS0

Switch Type:
Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS0199

Prefixes Served:
(479) 498, 858, 880, 890, 964, 967-8

Notes:
Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (September 2012)

 

Springdale

"Pleasant"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
May 2022

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
SPDLARPLDS0

Switch Type:
Nokia/Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS Host

Prefixes Served:
(479) 290, 717, 750-1, 756-7, 770, 820, 872, 927

Notes:
This office had the most fastidious communications technician in SBC during the 1990s. It sparkled inside and out and you were expected to keep it that way. J B Hunt in Lowell is served by this central office. It is part of the vibrant Northwest Arkansas economic engine. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: August 2010

 

Springdale

"Tontitown"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
November 2023

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
SPDLARFORS1

Switch Type:
Nokia/Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS Remote

Prefixes Served:
(479) 306, 361

Notes:
This office was all alone in the middle of farmland in 1994 when it was built. No one imagined that it would be surrounded by residential and industrial development within 10 short years. It was one of the 5 offices which house the first FLM2400ADM OC48 SONET Unidirectional Path Switched Ring. Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: August 2010

 

Van Buren

"Main/North"

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
June 2023

Operating Company:
at&t/SBC/Southwestern Bell

CLLI:
VNBRARMADS0
VNBRARNORS1
VNBRARMA498

Switch Type:
DS0: Ribbon/Genband/Nortel DMS-100
RS1: Ribbon/Genband/Nortel RSC
498: Genand/Nortel DMS-100

Prefixes Served:
DS0: (479) 410, 474
RS1: (479) 471
498: (918) 498

Notes:
This central office has three switches in the same building but serve different locations

DS0: Serves the Van Buren "Main" wirecenter

RS1: Serves the Van Buren "North" wirecenter

498: Serves the West Uniontown, OK ratecenter in Area Code 918.

Current picture: GSV. Photo 2: Larry P. (September 2012)

 

Visit other Arkansas Area Codes: 479 501 870

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