I used one for half an hour yesterday, and it was a experience! The call actually felt private in the phonebox compared to my mobile, and the sound quality was much better than a mobile. I didnt need to worry that the mobile battery would go flat, or run out of credit!
Occasionally. I don't like carrying a mobile (although sometime I have to) everywhere I go I see or hear people waffling on the phone or texting pointlessly, just can't stand it, it is just so vulgar and often downright rude.
Our major provider of pay phones removed most of them a few years ago so pay phones are few and far between these days and of the ones that do exist half don't work or just take your money. I had to use one a couple of weeks ago when my phone was on the fritz ended up having to walk quite a way to get one that worked.
The battery in my cell phone was empty, and I couldnt make it in time to a work appointment. I saw a payphone, stopped, and told the guys I will be late. Good thing I had the number on paper. I felt like a guy from those 70's movies with a brown leather jacket and a stupid hat hehe.
God bless the payphones!
Last edited by Streifenkarl; 10-13-2009 at 02:51 PM.
After last night I feel the need to come in and say that payphones are amazing!
I was out last night and during the course of the night my phone died, then when the night came to an end I caught the last train to go home, however I fell asleep and woke up at the end of the line about 20 miles away from home at 2am with the next train not being for 4 hours and no one being around.
Luckily I saw a payphone and was able to phone home, even more luckily, someone picked up and they were able to give me a lift....
I won't be living this one down for a while! [rofl]