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Area Codes 715 & 534
Telephone Central Office Building Pictures

The following are representative examples of telephone central office buildings in Area Codes 715 & 534 (northern Wisconsin).

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Crivitz

Listing Updated:
August 2011

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
CRVTWIXADS0

Switch Type:
Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(715) 854

Notes:
 

 

Glen Flora

Listing Updated:
April 2007

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
GLFLWIXARS0

Switch Type:
Genband/Nortel RSC

Prefixes Served:
(715) 322

Notes:
Originally was a Stromberg-Carlson XY switch.
Host: Hawkins (HWKNWIXADSA)
Source: Joe in WI

 

Harmony

Listing Updated:
August 2011

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
HRMYWIXADS0

Switch Type:
Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(715) 789

Notes:
This CO is in the middle of nowhere in a cornfield.

 

Hawkins

Photo 2

Listing Updated:
April 2007

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
HWKNWIXADSA

Switch Type:
Genband/Nortel DMS-100

Prefixes Served:
(715) 585

Notes:
At one time had a Stromberg-Carlson XY switch. The switch was installed in 1982, probably the last XY to GO into service.
Source: Joe in WI

 

Marinette

Photo 2 | Photo 3

Listing Updated:
August 2011

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel/Ameritech/Wisconsin Telephone

CLLI:
MRNTWI01DSA

Switch Type:
Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS

Prefixes Served:
(715) 732, 735

Notes:
Marinette is part of a group of ratecenters that were sold to CenturyTel from Ameritech several years ago. Note the "bell" in Photo 2. Photo 3 is a pay phone (now a COCOT) with the old CenturyTel logo.

 

Peshtigo

Listing Updated:
August 2011

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel/Ameritech/Wisconsin Telephone

CLLI:
PSHTWI11RS0

Switch Type:
Alcatel/Lucent 5ESS Remote

Prefixes Served:
(715) 582

Notes:
Peshtigo is part of a group of ratecenters that were sold to CenturyTel from Ameritech several years ago.

 

Phllips

 

Listing Updated:
April 2007

Operating Company:
Price County Telephone Company

CLLI:
PHLPWIXADS1

Switch Type:
Nokia Siemens EWSD

Prefixes Served:
(715) 339

Notes:
Supposedly had a Nippon digital switch at one time.
Source: Joe in WI

 

Plainfield

Photo 2 | Photo 3

 

Listing Updated:
July 2015

Operating Company:
Union Telephone Company

CLLI:
PLFDWIXADS2

Switch Type:
Metaswitch VP3510

Prefixes Served:
(715) 339

Notes:
Photos 2 and 3 are from a pay phone outside the central office. It works but you can only make local calls.
Source: Joe in WI

 

Wausau

"Main"

Listing Updated:
August 2014

Operating Company:
Frontier/Verizon/GTE

CLLI:
WAUSWIXADS0

Switch Type:
Automatic Electric GTD-5

Prefixes Served:
(715) 841-3, 845, 847-9

Notes:
At the time it was probably the largest GTE central office in Wisconsin. It had an Automatic Electric step by step with 5 exchanges. More than likely it also housed operators and had a toll tandem switch. It is now the biggest Frontier office in the state.
Source: Joe in WI

 

Wausaukee

Listing Updated:
August 2011

Operating Company:
CenturyLink/CenturyTel

CLLI:
WASKWIXADS0

Switch Type:
Genband/Nortel DMS-10

Prefixes Served:
(715) 856

Notes:
 

 

 


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