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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-04-07 08:27 AM
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7. mkkkaay
Just like the when they stopped making black and white tv in exchange for color...
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  -AT & T to hang up on pay phones douglas9  Dec-04-07 06:57 AM   #0 
  - it's not like AT&T  melm00se   Dec-04-07 07:04 AM   #1 
  - They started a campaign to eliminate pay phones in the 1980s.  onehandle   Dec-04-07 08:21 AM   #5 
     - mkkkaay  snooper2   Dec-04-07 08:27 AM   #7 
     - I will not conform. Not conform.  cyclezealot   Dec-04-07 09:37 AM   #13 
     - Think pre-paid cell phones. No monthly bills. You turn the phone off when you are not using it to  yellowcanine   Dec-04-07 10:12 AM   #19 
     - My aren't we judgmental today.  Odin2005   Dec-04-07 03:32 PM   #29 
     - wait, phones have on-off buttons?  northzax   Dec-05-07 03:27 PM   #47 
     - Hi, my family is very mobile through my city.  superconnected   Dec-04-07 03:38 PM   #30 
        - one land line and a phone card  cyclezealot   Dec-05-07 03:08 AM   #36 
           - Me too.  llmart   Dec-05-07 12:13 PM   #39 
     - wireless phones  melm00se   Dec-04-07 09:53 AM   #17 
     - I agree, but poor people are hit, and what if you need a phone and your cell is dead?  onehandle   Dec-04-07 12:02 PM   #24 
     - there are...  melm00se   Dec-04-07 01:36 PM   #28 
     - That's what I was thinking too. This affects the poor.  superconnected   Dec-04-07 03:41 PM   #31 
     - The cellular telephone is the most inefficient form of voice communication ever  wuushew   Dec-05-07 12:53 PM   #44 
        - actually, it is much more efficient than landlines  northzax   Dec-05-07 03:32 PM   #48 
     - I remeber the "We are eliminating Pay Phones to prevent drug dealers" campaign in the late 80's  slampoet   Dec-04-07 10:34 AM   #22 
  - Meanwhile, let's lambaste people for "wanting" a cell phone for convenience!  HypnoToad   Dec-04-07 07:10 AM   #2 
  - Why not just give people free cellphones with a coin slot in them?  IanDB1   Dec-04-07 07:23 AM   #4 
  - In Europe they compromise  cyclezealot   Dec-04-07 09:40 AM   #16 
  - why not .  cyclezealot   Dec-04-07 09:39 AM   #15 
  - Some of those independent operators charge a hefty price for a call.  mcscajun   Dec-04-07 07:11 AM   #3 
  - Who Knows? Verizon Might Sell Off the NY Payphones  ribofunk   Dec-04-07 10:23 AM   #21 
  - Pay phones are still needed for those times when you don't want someone knowing your phone number.  gauguin57   Dec-04-07 08:27 AM   #6 
  - great for stalkers? :P  SyntaxError   Dec-04-07 08:55 AM   #11 
  - ...Or whistleblowers.  Ignis   Dec-04-07 12:49 PM   #27 
     - like PE coaches?  SyntaxError   Dec-05-07 12:28 PM   #41 
        - Yes, that's exactly what I mean.  Ignis   Dec-05-07 12:40 PM   #43 
           - ....  SyntaxError   Dec-05-07 03:06 PM   #45 
              - The US is systematically stripping whistleblower protection.  Ignis   Dec-05-07 07:02 PM   #50 
  - *67 will block the number from being shown  tammywammy   Dec-04-07 09:58 PM   #34 
     - but it still leave records that can eventually be traced back...  SyntaxError   Dec-05-07 12:29 PM   #42 
  - I loved those old phone booths  kskiska   Dec-04-07 08:33 AM   #8 
  - I miss them too.  Dulcinea   Dec-06-07 03:47 AM   #52 
  - Nope! The jail phones are run by a company in Canada...  Joanne98   Dec-04-07 08:33 AM   #9 
  - in prison, maybe- but not in the regular lock-ups.  QuestionAll   Dec-04-07 11:45 AM   #23 
  - Dated link...but still applicable  douglas9   Dec-04-07 12:10 PM   #26 
  - PS All the pay phones should be nationalized!  Joanne98   Dec-04-07 08:35 AM   #10 
  - Please explain......nt  michreject   Dec-04-07 10:16 AM   #20 
  - ???  tammywammy   Dec-04-07 09:58 PM   #35 
  - How often are payphones used these days?  SyntaxError   Dec-04-07 08:58 AM   #12 
  - they better NOT get rid of them!  CountAllVotes   Dec-04-07 09:37 AM   #14 
  - resistance is futile.  SyntaxError   Dec-04-07 09:55 AM   #18 
  - in Houston, many are commonly vandalized beyond repair  Tejas   Dec-04-07 12:09 PM   #25 
  - Remember the Brady Bunch episode where they put in a pay phone  SCRUBDASHRUB   Dec-04-07 06:42 PM   #32 
  - To answer your question.....  llmart   Dec-05-07 12:17 PM   #40 
     - thank you!!!  CountAllVotes   Dec-05-07 03:08 PM   #46 
  - I don't have a landline  JustAnotherGen   Dec-04-07 09:18 PM   #33 
  - heck, I haven't had a landline since 1997  northzax   Dec-05-07 03:43 PM   #49 
     - I dont have a landline either.  CRF450   Dec-05-07 07:53 PM   #51 
  - Does this mean AT&T's deal with the .gov to eavesdrop on pay phones is terminated?  pinniped   Dec-05-07 03:28 AM   #37 
  - I use skype and a cell. W/ skype you need cable internet.  peacebuzzard   Dec-05-07 10:57 AM   #38 
 

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