Wednesday, 27 August 2014

+442079308998, Charing Cross Subway, Strand, London, WC2N 5HS, United Kingdom

Loved how someone took it upon themselves to box off this payphone with street signs. The payphone is in a destitute location and it's ring will be heard by people leaving the Charing Cross tube station. It's very close to another payphone which I listed here in the same subway ( http://www.payphonebox.com/2011/08/442079308998-strand-charing-cross.html?m=1 ).

Monday, 11 August 2014

+442087699765, OS 374A, Kiosk, IPCO, Streatham High Road, London, SW16 6HO

Spotted this phonebox on a nice sunny day. Had two guys rolling carpets beside it. Think it's a regular occurrence, seeing as it's right by a carpet shop. The corner the phonebox stands on is very busy as there's an important station right around the other side of it. Great for rush hour calling.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Call-girl Cards on Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom

Witnessed this guy walking the length of Tottenham Court Road in London, visiting each payphone in order and sticking of host these notorious call-girl cards in each of the boxes.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Payphone Bank at Arrivals, Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan

Coming straight out of the arrivals gate you'll see this first row of awesome Japanese payphone. I pictured this tourist take a few trials in using one. He did eventually make his call and demonstrates that payphones are at least still needed in airports. I never worked out the public numbers to dial into these payphones despite seeing numbers on some information cards. If anyone knows how to decipher these and figure out the numbers, please let me know.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

2600 The Hacker Quarterly (31-1 Spring) - Payphones of the World.

The inside cover showing some awesome payphones from around the world. It you have any issues of The Hacker Quarterly please do email us an image of the payphone section. Email address is below.

+19724561034, +19724561037, +19724561040, Payphones at Dallas Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) Airport, Texas, United States

Terminal D international Terminal, inside secure area.

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
happens.

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.

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+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.

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+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.

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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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