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prairiesky

join:2008-12-08
canada
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reply to DKS

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.