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AREA CODE 541

Area code 541 was a split of the original 503 area code issued for the State of Oregon in 1947.  The 503 "split" took place in 1995, and was issued to cover the majority of the State of Oregon and a small portion of coastal Northern California (Del Norte County).  The original 503 area code was then limited to the Portland metropolitan region and northern costal reaches of the state.  This is one of the very few exceptions of an area code crossing state lines.  A new area code overlay, 458 was initiated in 2010 to relieve the 541 code.  Telephone Companies have been a mix of independents as well as the regional Bell franchise of Pacific Northwestern Bell.  Services are now provided by Frontier Northwest and Century Link.

 




ASHLAND


Office originally built by Pacific Telephone & Telegraph and became a Pacific Northwest Bell office in 1961.  Became a US West office, Qwest and now Century Link.   Ashland is now the tandem office for the southern Oregon region having assumed the responsibilities from the original Medford Tandem office in the 1990s.



AZALEA

Citizens Telecommunications Company of Oregon, now Frontier office.  DMS10 remote switch hosted from Glendale.



BANDON
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications office.



BROOKINGS
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications office.




CANYONVILLE

Citizens Telecommunications Company of Oregon, now Frontier office. Host office for Days Creek. Canyonville is home to the Seven Feathers Casino along the Interstate 5 corridor.



CENTRAL POINT

Original Pacific Northwest Bell office, then US West, Qwest and now Century Link.



COOS BAY
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications Tandem office for the central Oregon coastal region. Was once classified as a Class 4 Toll Center under the Direct Distance Dialing hierarchy with direct connections to the Portland Class 2 Sectional Center. Had a #5XB Toll switch. This office is host to four remote switches in the region.



DEPOE BAY
(Thanks to CJ)

Original United Telephone Northwest, now Century Link remote switch hosted by the Gleneden office.



EUGENE 28 "RIVER ROAD"




Original Pacific Northwest Bell office, then US West, Qwest and now Century Link.  The River Road office was built in the early 1960s to relieve the Eugene 10th Avenue office (Main) and serve the growing northern areas of Eugene.  An extension to the building was completed in the 1980s to serve the growing telephone load.





EUGENE 53 "10TH AVENUE"

Eugene 10th Avenue, is the main tandem for the central Oregon region and was once classified as "Primary" Center with the Direct Distance Dialing hierarchy with direct trunk groups to the Portland Sectional Center.  Original Pacific Telephone & Telegraph office.  Became Pacific Northwest Bell then US West, Qwest and now Century Link.



GOLD BEACH
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications digital switch serving the southern coastal Oregon city.



GOLD HILL

Original Pacific Northwest Bell, USWest, Qwest and now Century Link office. 



LANGLOIS
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications remote switch hosted from the Bandon office.



LINCOLN CITY
(Thanks to CJ)

Original United Telephone Northwest, now Century Link remote switch hosted by Sheridan office.



MEDFORD AT&T TOLL






MEDFORD


Office originally built by Pacific Telephone & Telegraph and became a Pacific Northwest Bell office in 1961.  Became a US West office, Qwest and now Century Link.  Medford was once classified as "Class 3" Primary Center with the Direct Distance Dialing hierarchy and having direct trunk groups to the Portland Sectional Center. AT&T had a toll office across the alleyway from the Medford Tandem.  Medford was also the tandem switch for the southern Oregon region, but during the 1990s that responsibility was given to the Ashland office.  Medford remains a local switch serving the City of Medford and surrounding communities.



NORTH BEND
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications remote switch hosted by the Coos Bay office.



PORT ORFORD
(Thanks to AJ)

Frontier Communications remote switch hosted by the Coos Bay office.



PHOENIX


Original Pacific Northwest Bell office, then US West, Qwest and now Century Link. Digital switch serving two prefixes.



ROUGE RIVER


Original Pacific Northwest Bell office, then US West, Qwest and now Century Link.  Digital switch serving the 582 prefix.



SPRINGFIELD


Original Pacific Northwest Bell office, then US West, Qwest and now Century Link. 



VENETA


Original Pacific Northwest Bell office, then US West, Qwest and now Century Link. 



WOLF CREEK

Citizens Telecommunications Company of Oregon, now Frontier office. DMS10 remote switch hosted from Glendale. Serves small rural communities along the southern Interstate 5 corridor.

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