For 15 years, the mark of an Atlanta newcomer: a 678 phone number

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Photo of rotary dial phone in Atlanta with a six digit phone number located downtown. (Credit: Atlanta Telephone History website).

Phone dialing looked like this back in the day in Atlanta. The prefix Walnut designated downtown numbers. Only six numbers were needed. (Credit: Atlanta Telephone History website).

Phone dialing looked like this back in the day in Atlanta. The prefix Walnut designated downtown numbers. Only six numbers were needed. (Credit: Atlanta Telephone History website).

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