Pay phone madness

Pay phone

There are many payphone booths posted by other City Photobloggers around the world, so I guess this is my turn. We don't have the telephone booths like that in the US, what we have are telephone units that are either stuck to a wall or in mini booths like these. And you won't see them out on the streets, but they are usually found inside buildings, usually malls or shopping areas. These ones run either on coins, or on prepaid cards (almost everything are run by prepaid cards nowadays!). Pretty sleek huh! And oh, don't ask me if the guy from the next unit can hear what you are saying...the answer would be a resounding YES! Talk about privacy!

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At 4/15/2006 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Grant F said...

the look sleek and modern, but not much privacy might be problem...depends what you're using it for though.

At 4/15/2006 04:08:00 PM, Blogger midnitebara said...

Its very nice to see that even with almost everyone having mobile phones, there are still pay phones back home.

At 4/15/2006 05:45:00 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Pay phones are handy when you forget to recharge your batteries on your cell phone, lol.
OUrs here use cards too.

At 4/15/2006 06:58:00 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Yup they are very handy when your batteries are dead! Usually happens to me =)

At 4/15/2006 07:19:00 PM, Blogger mark said...

they look so friendly! Like happy giant robots ...sort of...Most of the pay phnes here (if you can still find them) are just utilitarian in design.

At 4/15/2006 08:33:00 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hehehe giant robots...that's a new way of looking at it ;)

At 4/15/2006 10:50:00 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Interesting! The system is the same as here in Germany (coins or pre-paid cards). What is that in the background to the right - more phones or a phone card vendor?

At 4/16/2006 12:05:00 AM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

NO WAY!!! Telecom is there too!! Talk about globalization!! we have those with cards and with coins...most people use the cell phone or do not talk at all..our phone booths are always empty!!

At 4/16/2006 02:26:00 AM, Blogger Mark said...

When I get my kids mobile phone bills every month I wish we could go back to the old days!Smoke or drums!

At 4/16/2006 08:21:00 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Hahaha Mark that's funny =)

Cynthia, our phone booths are usually empty too since the onslaught of the cellphones!

Nicola, nope that's another payphone booth, but from another telecom company.

At 4/16/2006 11:52:00 AM, Blogger micki said...

It's been a long, long time since I've seen a telephone booth here in the states. I've also not seen phones as nice as these. What fantastic colors! Nice shot!


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