Senior Citizens, Have you seen any pay phones around?

I remember many being around town and in stores. But it seems sometime in the past 5 years they have all been removed.

So have you noticed any recently?

BQ: Do you think land line phones are going extinct too ?

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  • 7 years ago
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    I can't remember the last time I saw one..and you only seem to notice when your cell is dying and you have forgotten to bring the charger.

    BQ: I got rid of mine some time ago..and I think others will be following from discussions I have seen on the internet. I use my SKYPE # and it costs me $2.99 a month to talk v: v or hands down over the landline I use to have.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    My little town has three pay phones that are in use all the time. They are especially popular on the weekends when all of our illegal immigrant laborers use them to call home to their families in Mexico. Fifty cents for five minutes. Can't beat it.

    It would be a mistake to get rid of land lines. A cell phone quickly becomes useless when you have no way of charging it. Which is what happens if the power goes out. All those New Yorkers with no land lines learned all about that during Hurricane Sandy.

  • Peggy
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    We still have a payphone about 2 minutes walk from my home. I was glad it was there 2 years ago when I moved house because my house phone could not be installed here for a week. My very elderly mother (then hundreds of miles away) was seriously ill at the time and using a pay-as-you-go mobile would have cost me a fortune to keep in touch with other family members. Our payphones now cost 60p (sorry I don't know what that is in dollars - about three quarters of one I'm guessing) and for that one can talk for 20 minutes, so that's not bad.

    As for landline phones, I know many people who use their mobile exclusively but I will not be parting with my landline any day soon. There are still many people who do not like having to phone TO a mobile because of the expense. It depends very much on the package one has with a provider but for me it is cheaper to have a p.a.y.g. mobile just to be contactable outdoors (I rarely make calls on it but send the odd text) and have a good tarrif with my housephone which includes calls to mobiles which are with the same company.

    How did we ever live without 'phones I wonder?

  • SandyO
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    There is a pay phone in the entrance to kmart up in the town here. I don't know of any other one.

    As to land lines, here you get the cable,high speed internet and a landline phone in a package. The landline is unliminited calling including long distance so everyone has that package for their long distance calls including me and it's cheap so I hope the landline doesn't go away.

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  • Yes, I still see them around gas stations and convenience stores, and the oldest Walmart store here still has some inside the doors as you go in and out.

    I hope they don't get rid of them either because there are still people out there that does not have cellphones.

    BQ-hope not, we still have landline and hubby has a cellphone but that is only for emergency use only..

  • 7 years ago

    I saw one around here somewhere just recently .

    Can't really remember where at this moment .

    Some of the truck stops in the area still have them, especially the older ones .

    However, they are slowly going the way of the dinosaur .

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Nope not a one. I guess the cellphone has taken over that ground now. Every man, woman and child has a cellphone now


    Source(s): Camille
  • 7 years ago

    We have a laundry mat that still has a rotary dial phone. The owner keeps it because they own it and the make about $25 a day in quarters on that phone. Set up to require another quarter every 3 minutes.

  • 7 years ago

    I have seen a very few around, but they require the use of a phone card or credit card, no more coin phones. The phone companies want your money first, not slugs like some people used to use.

  • 7 years ago

    I live in a major city and they got rid of almost all of them here in the past 5 or 10 years due to all the drug dealer activity and use of them. Somehow that was supposed to cut the drug activity or get the dealers off the street corners.

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