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Re: This Is Why We Need Pay Phones
circuits usually get overloaded during emergencies. There isn't 1 circuit per phone and during emergencies phone usage is much higher than normal.
That being said, there is still no guarantee that payphones are better than cells. A cell tower could be made to work on fairly short order depending on the damage. That would then open hundreds of circuits as opposed to a single payphone.
As for the power being out, well that comes down to bad judgment for not keeping a phone that works during a power outage.