Area codes 404, 678 maxed out for metro Atlanta

Area codes 404, 678 maxed out for metro Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) - New phones issued in metro Atlanta will no longer come with the 404 and 678 area codes.

Instead, the national organization that assigns area codes will start using the 470 code for the region. No existing phone numbers will be changed.

The senior director of the North American Number Planning Association, John Manning, said officials assigned the last prefix to the 404 area code on Oct. 11. It's been used for six decades in Atlanta.

Georgia's 706 also is at the end. A new 762 area code will soon be issued for areas in Augusta, Athens, Columbus as well as part of north Georgia.

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