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Offline Jim S.

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A short video of a phone booth
« on: March 07, 2017, 05:46:16 PM »
This clip was posted on the TCI list. It is interesting.
https://thescene.com/watch/thenewyorker/notes-from-all-over-dead-ringer

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Re: A short video of a phone booth
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 06:11:56 PM »
That is definitely worth a watch.
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Offline Duffy

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Re: A short video of a phone booth
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 06:50:55 PM »
I've saved two of them. :)
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Re: A short video of a phone booth
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 07:31:56 PM »
Sorry...

I flew off the hook.....

Ha!...Good video!
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Re: A short video of a phone booth
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 08:59:08 PM »
Rather timely that this was posted this week. One last hold-out for public pay phones (at least in north/eastern new york state) is Stewarts shops. These both serve as store to store phones (funny to hear them ring) as well as serve the public. Just this monday a co-worker's car broke down and his iphone died shortly there after.....so where did the call come from.....a pay phone! Was actually refreshing to hear the "clunk" as it was put back on the hookat the end of the call.
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Re: A short video of a phone booth
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 10:04:40 PM »
I liked the "I flew of the hook" too. Great video.
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Re: A short video of a phone booth
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 02:55:04 PM »
I'm not in New York, but the last telco-operated payphones in my town were all pulled out last summer. They were AE-120Bs, operated by Windstream. Before that they were Alltel, and before that Verizon South and GTE. Most of them had previously been removed after the GTE-Bell Atlantic merger in 2000, but once Verizon sold its Kentucky operations to Alltel many of them were put back in. And now they're gone again. Nothing but a tiny handful of COCOTs left now.
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