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Re: This Is Why We Need Pay Phones
WRT to hurricane prone areas. Salt water floods tunnels and conduit where paper insulated phone cable is.
Salt water can corrode metal with prolonged exposure, imagine what it does to oil paper. Take a look at what it did to the NY intercity rail system linked in another thread.
WRT to earthquakes and tornadoes; damage to phone poles and breakage of trunk lines due to deformation (up to 15 feet either way)