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Nasty Pay Phone
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:23:50 AM »
This pay phone is located in South Bend Indiana. Installed by a non telco company back when the telecos started getting out of the pay phone business. Been out of service for many a year. I have passed by this phone a lot and finally stopped and took a picture. Handset elements/caps smashed. It is filthy! Has some type of grim all over it.
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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 11:25:46 AM »
It's a orphan phone....

or 'Orphone'... ;)
The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity

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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 01:21:02 PM »
It's a orphan phone....

or 'Orphone'... ;)

This mean its free for adoption?
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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 01:43:46 PM »
This was the payphone Janet Jackson sang about........ ;)
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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 08:15:51 PM »
This mean its free for adoption?

Absolutely! Let me know when you are coming to pick it up and I'll tell you the intersection it's at. South Bend is lovely this time of year.
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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 11:49:20 AM »
Absolutely! Let me know when you are coming to pick it up and I'll tell you the intersection it's at. South Bend is lovely this time of year.

Dont tempt me! lol. There are a few very much forlorn pay stations near me that I have been tempted to "adopt", but with my luck some tel-co would come a knocking.  :o
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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 05:38:10 PM »
I know just what you mean!  My grandmother always told me to be careful of the phone cops!  (Luckily, I've never encountered one!)

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Re: Nasty Pay Phone
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 09:09:54 PM »
In all seriousness, I'd really like a phone like this one. Naturally id fix it to a point where it actually worked (and was sanitary to be near/handle), but I think a the wear, graffiti, and other "street mods" add to its story and the fall of payphones as a whole.
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