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    Default New York City says goodbye to its last public payphone

    Itís the end of an era: New York City removed its last public payphone on Monday.

    The boxy enclosures were once an iconic symbol across the city. But the rise of cellphones made the booths obsolete.

    The effort to replace public pay telephones across the city kicked off in 2014 when the de Blasio administration solicited proposals to reimagine the offering, the cityís Office of Technology and Innovation said in a news release.

    Officials selected CityBridge to develop and operate LinkNYC kiosks, which offer services such as free phone calls, Wi-Fi and device charging. The city began removing street payphones in 2015 to replace them with the LinkNYC kiosks.

    There are nearly 2,000 kiosks across the city, according to a map from LinkNYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    It’s the end of an era: New York City removed its last public payphone on Monday.

    The boxy enclosures were once an iconic symbol across the city. But the rise of cellphones made the booths obsolete.

    The effort to replace public pay telephones across the city kicked off in 2014 when the de Blasio administration solicited proposals to reimagine the offering, the city’s Office of Technology and Innovation said in a news release.

    Officials selected CityBridge to develop and operate LinkNYC kiosks, which offer services such as free phone calls, Wi-Fi and device charging. The city began removing street payphones in 2015 to replace them with the LinkNYC kiosks.

    There are nearly 2,000 kiosks across the city, according to a map from LinkNYC.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ne...d3b347bdf9fb35
    How many work on the average day?

    That would be something to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    It’s the end of an era: New York City removed its last public payphone on Monday.

    The boxy enclosures were once an iconic symbol across the city. But the rise of cellphones made the booths obsolete.

    The effort to replace public pay telephones across the city kicked off in 2014 when the de Blasio administration solicited proposals to reimagine the offering, the city’s Office of Technology and Innovation said in a news release.

    Officials selected CityBridge to develop and operate LinkNYC kiosks, which offer services such as free phone calls, Wi-Fi and device charging. The city began removing street payphones in 2015 to replace them with the LinkNYC kiosks.

    There are nearly 2,000 kiosks across the city, according to a map from LinkNYC.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ne...d3b347bdf9fb35
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    I feel sad. When I travelled, the rest areas used to have payphones with TTYS that would pull out like a drawer if you request it.

    Once an EMP attack occurs, how we will be able to contact each other?
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