Wolfie00My dog is an elitistPremium
reply to DKS
Re: This Is Why We Need Pay Phones I see this as more of an argument for landline service than for the dubious benefit of having a payphone for every few thousand or ten thousand population, 99.9% of whom would never use it. What good is that? If cell service goes out, people have landline and Internet service. If landlines go out, payphones aren't much help.
The payphone seems to be in the same archaic realm as the old street-corner fire alarm boxes. You could argue for them, too -- what if your house was on fire and your phone didn't work? It's a question of practical economics vs. the progress of technology.