Jump to content
CoinPeople.com

Death knell for coins in our phone boxes


Tiffibunny
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hehe, in Germany the trend is almost in the opposite direction. ;) Nowadays there is not much need for public payphones any more, so in rural or suburban areas the older ones are either removed or get replaced with simple models. These allow you to call emergency and 800 numbers only, ie. work with calling cards.

 

In areas that are frequented by lots of tourists, however, the coin phone has a renaissance: People from neighboring countries may not always have such cards with them, and using the cell phone may get costly abroad. But they will usually have coins at hand. So between 2004 and 2007 T-Com will install 10,000 new dual mode phones that can be used with calling cards, the older chip phone cards -- and cash :ninja:

 

(edit: Source - in German)

 

Christian

Edited by tabbs
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...