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What Do Payphones Look Like In Your Area?  
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

In the Uk we have :-

The Traditional Red Phone Box
http://www.telephonesuk.co.uk/images/payphone_1.jpg

The more modern box :-
http://www.telephonesuk.co.uk/images/KX100_Tel.jpg

These are the latest :-
http://www.telephonesuk.co.uk/images/KX300_plus.jpg


BT tried to get rid of the red boxes back in the late 80's, early 90's but the Government rushed through a bill to make them all listed buildings, so they could never get rid of anymore.

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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

All the BT ones have been updated where I live, similar to the third photo. So here's what they look like back in Ireland:



Shamrock350


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3084 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

I can safely say I haven't seen a pay phone in my area in years. But of the few we had, and maybe have:

Can't get the image to show up in post, so heres the link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vplus/69685125/



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User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Pay phone? Whats that?

Like JetsGo, I haven't seen one in YEARS. Everyone uses cellphones, or mooches off people who have them.

Before they went the way of the Dodo, they looked something like this:


No special booths, just hanging off a wall, or in a little open kiosk with a ratty old phone book.

[Edited 2008-03-11 16:58:17]


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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1979 times:




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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1974 times:



User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

We dont really have payphones any more there really a thing of the past.


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