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Does Anyone Use Phone Booths Anymore?

Phone Booth]Back when I was a kid, I always knew where two things were: the nearest pay phone and, if I wasn’t walking distance from home, the nearest bus stop. Of course, I didn’t have a car back then and I certainly didn’t have a mobile phone.

This post from geeksugar reminds me that I took a picture of a phone booth a the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California. As you can see, the phone itself is gone. The booth itself still remains. It’s still useful because even if you bring your own phone, you still need a quiet place to make a phone call. In fact, I personally used it for just that reason while I was there.

Maybe instead of ripping out the hardwired phones from these phone booths, maybe they can leave them there as a reminder of days gone by or for those times when you need a little bit of piece and quiet when you’re trying to make a call? Or better yet, turn them into pico cells for the mobile network operators?

Maybe there’s some other use for phone booths. What say you?


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