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Do Payphones Exist Anymore?

Do cities not even pay to put them in anymore?

by Anonymousreply 1905/23/2013

yes

by Anonymousreply 105/22/2013

I was just thinking about his yesterday, OP. Of course they still exist, but they are significantly more rare now.

The only 2 that I know of both happen to be outside of liquor stores - I don't know if there is any connection. But I never see anybody use them.

by Anonymousreply 205/22/2013

I've heard people say that it took them forever to find one, and it didn't work.

by Anonymousreply 305/22/2013

[quote]by: 9/11

Huh?

by Anonymousreply 405/22/2013

R4 = twelve years old

by Anonymousreply 505/22/2013

r5, payphones were not put in post-9/11. Get going.

by Anonymousreply 605/22/2013

They are in the subway stations in New York.

Also, I don't get the 9/11 reference either. What does it have to do with pay phones?

by Anonymousreply 705/22/2013

Pay phones exist on Manhattan streets solely because you are allowed to put advertising on them

by Anonymousreply 805/22/2013

R6, you're really thick, aren't you?

by Anonymousreply 905/23/2013

[quote]What does it have to do with pay phones?

DANG!!!!

you assholes are dense. the cell phone antennae were knocked out, the only viable communication was via pay phones. hundreds of people lined up to talk to loved-ones on pay phones because that was the only form of communication they could utilize.

by Anonymousreply 1005/23/2013

Some stations in the DC metro have pay phones. I am only 25 and I remember when they were more numerous.

by Anonymousreply 1105/23/2013

There's usually a pay phone outside 7-Eleven or the Kangaroo gas stops.

by Anonymousreply 1205/23/2013

[quote]you assholes are dense. the cell phone antennae were knocked out, the only viable communication was via pay phones. hundreds of people lined up to talk to loved-ones on pay phones because that was the only form of communication they could utilize.

And what the fuck does that event from 12 years go have to do with pay phones today? What are you trying o communicate? That because people used pay phones 12 years ago... that what?

by Anonymousreply 1305/23/2013

[quote]Do Payphones Exist Anymore?

Yes.

by Anonymousreply 1405/23/2013

Thanks, R13, I was about to say the same thing. His convoluted "explanation" makes absolutely no sense.

by Anonymousreply 1505/23/2013

r10 Is a weirdo.

by Anonymousreply 1605/23/2013

I used one the other day. It was in a dumpy neighborhood.

by Anonymousreply 1705/23/2013

Suburban Philly here, and we have a chaine of convenience stores known as Wawas. There used to be pay phones outside older suburban locations, but I recently noticed they have been removed. And the newer megastores with gas stations never had pay phones.

by Anonymousreply 1805/23/2013

[quote]you assholes are dense. the cell phone antennae were knocked out, the only viable communication was via pay phones. hundreds of people lined up to talk to loved-ones on pay phones because that was the only form of communication they could utilize.

So, the falling towers broke the system of tubes that powers the internet? I hope all the data that spilled out has been cleaned up. It's easy to overlook something like that. Is data toxic?

by Anonymousreply 1905/23/2013
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