Monday, 10 February 2014

Payphone by the Hoffbrauhaus Munich (München), Germany

As is usual with German payphone, this also hasn't a dialable phone number.

It however stands next to a very important beer house.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Santamaría Bullring (Plaza de Toros de Santamaría), Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Payphone scene outside the wonderful Bogotá bullring in the heart of this Capitol.
All the official public payphones I encountered here have no dialable telephone number. There are however a whole host of private payphones that are reachable.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

+573017711940, El Dorado International Airport (BOG), Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

A pair of public payphones within the old airports departures
building. Phone rang nice'n loud. The building has since been
redeveloped and I'm not sure where this payphone now features. But
it's worth giving a go. Let me know in the comments section what

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Payphones, Corner of Parker & Tremont, near Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

I visited Boston today and found these guys. They're on the corner of Parker & Tremont, near Boston Common. Standing in Old America They work really well, despite the damage to the signs on the top of 4 of them. That's pretty much it, they stand side by side; waiting for people to pick them up.


+17818626607, Visitors Center, Minute Man National Park in Concord, Massachusetts, United States

This phone doesn't even need to be here. The desk in the front lets people call anyone for free for however long they want. Also, the coin slot is covered with blue painters' tape, to ensure that people don't use it. There's a faint dial tone, and the number on it refuses to work. But it's cool.

It's at Minute Man National Park in Concord, Massachusetts, in the visitors center in the middle of one of the trails.

It's a sad payphone life. Hanging there, barely working, with no real reason for anyone to use it.


+16174919569, +16174919684, +16174919828, +16174929892, Series of Payphones, Harvard University, Brattle St, Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

These cylinder shaped payphone booths pretty unique. I've never seen any booth models such as these.


Public Telephone on Iberia to Bogotá Route

I've travelled this route many times and have yet to see someone use one of these on board phones.

Monday, 17 June 2013

+15404636774, Rest Stop on Interstate 40, Lexington, Virginia, United States

This also doesn't accept incoming calls. But it's cool too. Just a simple Payphone in the back of a gas station. Probably hasn't been used in months. Thanks again to Newman for this.

Beaten but still working. Richmond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

This one is pretty messed up. It stands on a wall in the bad part of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Vandalized, and without a number. However, it works perfectly fine. It's pretty cool. Thanks to Newman for this.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

+19317077868, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States.

Unfortunately, it does not accept incoming calls. But at least it's existence is documented here on the net. Big thanks to our new contributor Newman. Hope to see more from you in time. If possible please let us know at least a street location for any payphone contributions.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

+442076065183, Sherlock Holmes Tribute Phone Box, Outside St Bart's Hospital, Junction West 1PCO, Smithfield-Giltspur St.,London, EC1

Recently stumbled across this phone box, bedecked with tributes to Sherlock Holmes, outside St Bart's in Smithfield. In the last series of the BBC's Sherlock, our hero fell to his apparent death from the roof of the hospital. Although the final scene revealed that trickery was afoot, it hasn't stopped fans of the sleuth leaving personal messages at this latter-day Reichenbach.

Calling the payphone may well get you a Sherlock Holmes fan on the line, or simply a tourist wondering what it's all about.

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

+34967445539, "Juanito Restaurant", near "La Roda", Spain

This one is within the roadside restaurant "Juanito". Located near "La
roda" (Spain)


Nice LOUD ring and clear voice both ways. :)

Thanks Santiago Crespo

+34968575536, Los Alcázares, Spain

This payphone is from "Los Alcázares", a town near "Mar Menor" (Spain).


In these days there is a nativity scene in on "la feria", one of the
shopping streets in town. The phone rings at a moderate level but is
clearly heard when passing nearby.

Location of the village:

Many thanks, Santiago Crespo

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Exito (Supermarket), Kennedy, Bogota, Colombia

Sorry there's no number. It wasn't obtainable as it now restricted to calling the stores chosen taxi firm.

Monday, 19 November 2012

+442085349341, 1st Floor, Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford, London.

Phone did not ring loud but might get someone's attention of a busy weekend.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

+34913235350, Madrid-Chamartin Train Station Entrance, Madrid, Spain

Here is another public payphone in Madrid, Spain. As usual, this one rings LOUD and the audio works OK both ways.

Located near Madrid-Chamartin train station entrance seen here on this Google Maps page.

Many thanks to Santiago for this fine contribution.

Friday, 14 September 2012

+441628631398, Platform 2-3, Maidenhead Station, SL6 1EW

A freestanding payphone on this fairly busy commuter platform.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

+34915478023, Opera Station, Madrid, Spain

Payphone inside the metro network, this time located on "Opera" Station (down-town Madrid). This payphone RING LOUD and the audio works both ways. Thanks to Santiago who's becoming a regular contributor of working callable payphones.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

+4420787693242, Pendennis Road, ADJ Odeon Cinema, Streatham, London, SW16 2SP

Two old style phone booths in this once afluent part of South London. The area has gone to the dogs in the last 15-20 Years. Never the less, here stands two lonesome payphones across the road on the right there. You sometimes get gangs of youth hanging around them.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

+442089472190, Wimbledon Station, NR Gates ON Footbridge, Wimbledon, London

Emensly busy station. This pathway is the bring the connects everyone to each of the station's platforms. Keep calling it, people might be busy but your sure to get someone taking their commute in the slow stride. Oh and ask them if they've seen any of the Wimbledon Wombles.