Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Public Telephone Booths

Hi dear friends!  Hope you are all doing well!  Today I am sharing a photo that I took a couple of years ago.  From what I have been hearing, these are becoming a thing of the past...and in some places already are a thing of the past!  I am referring to telephone booths/boxes.  This photo I took show of these two full sized booths side by side in downtown Montreal.  There are still many around the city.  You just need to click on the photo to enlarge it.

So how about your area?  Do you still have these phone booths around?  As well, do you all still use a landline telephone?  I do, as I do not have a cell phone.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I really appreciate and enjoy reading your thoughts, which you can always share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.

25 comments:

  1. There are still many public booths in India which is country with a staggering 1200 million population. Not all use mobile phones/computers/internet etc.So booths will continue for quite a while more before they become museum pieces.

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    1. Wow, thanks for sharing that.

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  2. I have not seen a phone booth in quite awhile! We have a land line and also cell phones, as I am on call all the time for the church.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Ginny.

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  3. I haven't used one for about 20 years.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Bob.

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  4. The booths are gone around here, but a few have been replaced by little "outdoor" pay-phones.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Gorges.

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  5. Here they have a 'phone on a stand under a hood....

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    1. Hmmm...it sounds like our small phone booths here, people call them half size, I think.

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  6. I still see a few here and there, but don't think I've used one since I was seven or so, if that.

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    1. Hi Pat, thank you so much for your visit and comment.

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  7. Our old phone boxes are red, but the latest ones are fixed to a post with a half cover around the sides.

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    1. Ah, thanks for sharing this, imac.

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  8. Linda, now that you mention it, I haven't seen a phone booth in FOREVER.

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    1. You know, the F W Woolworth stores disappeared so gradually that before I realized it, it was an end of an era...I so miss them. :)

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  9. We still have a few public telephones, Linda, just a few... Most are gone... I use landline. I have a cell phone, but I don' t use it (to expensive).
    It's nice to see the pictures !
    Lie(f)s.

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  10. I have seen them in London last year and in the Caribbean last month but in The Netherlands and Belgium, this doesn't exist anymore.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Filip.

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  11. I read that they are selling them off in England. They're turning into museum pieces.

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    1. Museum pieces is a good idea, people can enjoy the memories.

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  12. I haven't seen a phone booth in a long time.

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  13. Hi, Linda. A telephone booth is a rare thing to see these days. Once in a great while, I do see one, but they are increasingly rare. We do still have a landline phone in our home. We have a cell phone, but it's a very basic prepaid model, just for emergencies and that sort of thing.

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  14. I'm like you, just a land line, no cell. But phone booths are extinct where I live.

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