Rich Renomeron

5 Things We Learned About Pay Phones & Why They Continue To Exist

When was the last time you used a pay phone? Given that just about every American old enough to say “hello” now has a cellphone, you’d be forgiven for thinking these once-vital telecom totems had gone the way of the telegraph. But there are still hundreds of thousands of pay phones out there, waiting to be used by people without any other options available. [More]

(YouTube)

Let’s All Watch A Kid Be Totally Confused By A Pay Phone

Listen, it’s Friday. We’ve all had a long week. There are only a few hours separating us from the weekend, so to make this last sprint toward freedom more enjoyable, why not watch the younger generation fumble to understand outdated technology? It’s something we always enjoy. [More]

Airport Payphone Charges $20 For 1-Minute Local Call

Airport Payphone Charges $20 For 1-Minute Local Call

Billy discovered how it can pay to read Consumerist. He was charged $20 for a pay phone call from an airport, but remembered our post last year about the NCIC credit card system’s exorbitant charges.

Community Organizes To Purchase A Pay Phone After AT&T Removed Their Only One

Community Organizes To Purchase A Pay Phone After AT&T Removed Their Only One

Elena Tyrrell is the postmistress of Canyon, California. After AT&T removed the town’s pay phone, she organized an effort to buy a new one for her town, according to NPR.