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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:44 AM
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Last Time You Used a Payphone - When? Circumstances?
Mine: 2000, when phone service to my condo building was cut off, and my phone date w/ Mrs. V. would've come and gone. (Obviously this was before I moved here to be with her.)

We didn't have cell phones until October 2001. Bet you can't guess what motivated us to get them.

When was the last time you used a payphone?
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:48 AM
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1. Last month.
I was stuck at an airport after my flight had been cancelled, unsure if there'd be room on the next one eight hours later.
x(

No, I don't have a cell phone.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:50 AM
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2. How did it turn out?
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:00 AM
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6. I did make the next flight
...but if I'd been able to, I would've left and caught a flight the next day. I was visiting my dad, who was sick, and both of us would have really appreciated the extra time together.

Instead, there was the all-day airport fun and a very late-night arrival from which my poor husband had to pick me up.


...I guess I should get a *gulp* cell phone...
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:53 AM
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3. Wednesday morning
Calling home from the Cincinnati airport. Thought I had lost my cell phone. Turns out I merely replaced it (as usual).
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:53 AM
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4. Subway, in NYC, a month ago.
Since cells don't work down there, and I was running late coming to work.

As I searched for a working payphone I nostalgically remembered the #1 reason for buying my first cellphone 8 years ago.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:56 AM
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5. Couple weeks ago.
On campus, to call a friend of mine. I don't own a cell phone, and don't use the phone enough to really warrant getting one.
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:08 PM
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7. March 1995
I had a cell phone at that time, but at sixty cents a minute I only used it when there was no other alternative.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:25 PM
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8. this march
to call my parents from the frankfrut airport. i used payphones the whole week i was in germany as i had no other way to call people.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:27 PM
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9. hmm...
summer of 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma, near Creek Nation Casion...I was suppose to pick up a friend of mine, but he told me to go to the wrong casino. He said Creek Nation, but meant Cherokee Nation Casino...I had to use a payphone to try and get a hold of him...which didnt'work, cause his cell phone got turned off the same day! It was a nightmare of a day...
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:30 PM
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10. late 2005
harris county jail.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:33 PM
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11. Late summer last year.
Marylebone Station in London, I was scrounging a lift home from the railway station and my mobile battery had gone flat.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:53 PM
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12. Cell phone went dead n/t
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