Area codes 678 and 470
Area codes 678 and 470 are North American Numbering Plan area codes assigned to metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. They serve as overlays for the 404 and 770 area codes, which serve Atlanta itself and the suburbs respectively.
678 was first assigned to customers signing up for new telephone service on January 15, 1998; 678 was activated on February 26, 2010. They were introduced to relieve telephone exchanges in what was, then as now, one of the largest toll-free calling zones in the world. No long-distance charges are applied for calls from one portion of the area to another.
Although ten-digit dialing had been possible in the Atlanta area since area code 770 was introduced in 1995, it was not until January 1, 1998, when 678 was implemented, that ten-digit dialing finally became required across the entire metro area.
Atlanta-area cell phone subscribers can choose from the 470 or 770 area codes when signing up for service.
Local residents often use shorthand to refer to metro Atlanta area codes: 404 becomes 4, 678 becomes 6, and 770 becomes 7. The addition of area code 470 breaks the established scheme, since it cannot be shortened by using just its first digit or even its second digit.
- Heard (part with area codes 706 and 762)
- Meriwether (part with area codes 706 and 762)
|Georgia area codes: 229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912|
|West: 256/938||678/470 (overlaying 404 and 770)||East: 706/762|
|South: 478, 706/762|
|Alabama area codes: 205, 251, 256, 334, 938|
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