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    Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    BT says about a third of phone boxes are never used to make a call.
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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    In an emergency do you borrow a stranger's mobile phone?

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Free 1Gbps WiFi???!!!

    I really hope they put one in up the road, as it'll be 0.9993Gbps faster than anything we have right now!!

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    In an emergency do you borrow a stranger's mobile phone?
    Well to be fair out my way when you're outside of 'built up areas' you're more likely to see a deer or fox than you are another person who would stop let alone a red phone box lol.

    Luckily the area I live in has really good mobile coverage to compensate... oh wait it doesn't... well better start looking into survival training lol

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Still be 20,000 left though
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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    oh and they should make them wifi points and have chargers in them in case you get stuck. Far better that way
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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Pointless and wasteful to keep unused boxes in service. The phone box in our village is now a tiny library.

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    Pointless and wasteful to keep unused boxes in service. The phone box in our village is now a tiny library.
    That's great. Now if that tiny library had a USB charger point or 2 in case of emergency so your mobile would work...
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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Another nail in the coffin, for free public toilets.

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    I don't think I've used a public phone for over 15 years, and I can't say that I see that many around anyway.

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    In a few villages here these classic phone boxes house defibrillators, a great way to keep these boxes around and potentially life saving.

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by =assassin= View Post
    I don't think I've used a public phone for over 15 years, and I can't say that I see that many around anyway.
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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    The superfast wifi thing looks neat, but where's the money coming from to run it? Are the ads on the sign-in page really that profitable?

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    There's a great thing I've seen cashzone and bt dling together, because there is power and a phone line they're replacing the phone box with a cashpoint with a payphone on the back of it. Now that is smart thinking for phone boxes in an urban area.

    However, i see payphones primarily used by the massive number of homeless that has grown in my town.

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    Re: Half of remaining 40,000 BT phone boxes to be phased out by 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    The superfast wifi thing looks neat, but where's the money coming from to run it? Are the ads on the sign-in page really that profitable?
    Extortionate line rental charges on customers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    they're replacing the phone box with a cashpoint with a payphone on the back of it. Now that is smart thinking for phone boxes in an urban area.
    Yep, it means crims can ramraid these instead of the high street cash machines.
    I would expect someone to ask who uses cash any more in this day and age of modern technology and smartphone touchpay facilities... but I'd be countering the question myself anyway!

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