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Thursday, 4 May 2017

+441437721345, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Middle Mill, Solva, Haverfordwest SA62 6XD, United Kindom

Great addition by Alan Hughes whom I found via this page http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4966878. It's one of the most overgrown one's that I have seen.



+14253479966, Boeing Everett Factory, Everett, WA 98203, USA

Great contribution from Nomadcowatbk (https://www.youtube.com/user/nomadcowatbk) of this Boeing Everett Factory (https://goo.gl/maps/s7Yvpo1Q4By) payphone in Washington. It even rings!

+617409350x2 and +617409351x2, 37 Raleigh St (Outside the Junction Hotel), Dimbulah QLD 4872, Australia


Massive thanks to Iain Macaulay and apologies for the delay in this. This great remote contribution has been deep in my email inbox since 2015!

The listing here shows an x in the numbers. I have called every number changing the x into 0 to 9. I have even left out the x and with every attempt for +617409350, I get through to a ladies answering machine. With +617409351 I just get ringing.

The Junction Hotel has a number of +61740935206. So it implies that the payphone numbers are missing two digits from the end. Have been trying to contact the hotel to get the numbers. Might be futile as I would take a guess that payphones like many countries do not accept incoming calls.

The payphone is one of our remotest here. But this being the case there the payphone still sees some mad nightlife (see google photo from outside the Junction Hotel).



Thanks again Iain for this.

Friday, 24 March 2017

+442086476938, O/S Booking Hall, Carshalton Station, Surrey, SM5 2HW

Quaint little station with it's own payphone. The station also has a book sharing shelf inside. Something I haven't seen in London for a generation. Give it a ring: +442086476938.

Monday, 13 February 2017

PayPhoneBox Photo Library

I get many requests for my photos and to see a list of just photos that are on the site here. Well here it is. The album in which all the photos from this site are listed on. Surf them to your hearts content. If you would like to use any of them please contact me first as they are not all my photos.

Click for index of all the site's payphone photos.

I would like to point out that you can easily search for photos via the site's search engine and this will provide more context than just viewing the photos alone. Things like country and commentary around each photo can be found this way.

Please send in your payphone numbers and pictures. Visit this link for more info, it's easy.

Friday, 10 February 2017

+442072651062, +442072651063, +442074806055, +442074806050, +442074806053, First Floor (platform level), Fenchurch Street Station London, EX3M 4AJ, United Kingdom

Here we have a while host of working phone numbers +442072651062,
+442072651063, +442074806055, +442074806050, +442074806053, at this
beautiful little central London trainstation terminus. Best time to
call is during morning and evening rush hours. Evenings are perhaps a
little better as you get people wating around more than in the
mornings. Be warned though that this model of payphones does not ring
very loud.

+442077344784, Phonebox in London's Chinatown, Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA, United Kingdom

A very special contribution here to this site. +442077344784 is a
totally callable payphone in the middle of London's Chinatown. The
icon British telephone box in this special case as a class panel
decorated with a Chinese dragon. The booth finds itself amist a
working market street with produce beiing delivered all throughout the
day. There are also many celebrations and protests taking place here.

This booth was featured here on this very site before back in 2011
here http://www.payphonebox.com/2011/02/442077344784-uk-england-london-gerrad.html.
The street used to have even more authentic BT public telephone
booths. You can see a photo of the old booth on the 2011 link for this
booth. Good however to still see this one in place and working still.

+498964980781, Luitpoldweg, Munich, 82031 Grünwald, Germany

Unfortunately and as is the case with most German payphone numbers,
+498964980781 does not accept incoming calls. Never the less this is a
beautiful part of Bavaria and is close to the city of Munich.

A Good Use Still for a Phonebooth

Me taking shelter in a Russell Square phonebooth in London. The was a
torrential but brief downpoor that cuaght me and a lot of other people
off guard.

Two Lonely Booths

Two lonely emergency telephobe booths by a South Munich (Germany)
underpass. I wonder too myself with the presense of mobile phones how
needed this service is needed just as payphones are.

+442076293780, Staff Area, "A" Staircase, 6th Floor, John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street London, W1C 1DX

Nice little addition here. +442076293780 is a working callable payphone! What's best is that it rings loud and any staff member waiting for the lift positioned opposite or merely walking past will hear it. Like in all workplaces, staff are trained to answer ringing phones, so it'll be hard for them to resist answering. Give this a call and please let us know if you get any asnwers in the comments section below.

+57317469691, Public Departures, Eldorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia

Sweet little Payphone standing alone at a main entrance to the airport's departure terminal. Gets a lot of traffic passing by at busy times. As will most Colombian payphones the number works and calls can be made but the payphone will show no sign of an incoming call.

+34913338439, Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain

No incoming calls but still a fine example of payphones still seeing good use.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

+14162509753 and +14162509790, 3253 Bayview Ave, North York, Ontario, M2M Canada

Big thanks to Scott for these two Bell payphones next to a soon to be developed condo building. The one on the left has perfect call quality, while the one on the right has a lot of static (+14162509753 and +14162509790).




Sunday, 23 October 2016

+57317420274 & +57317423625, Gates 31, 32 and 33, Departures, Eldorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia

Very busy pair of payphones here by this very busy departure gate. The numbers work and the payphones are callable. The bad news is that they do not ring or show any sign of an incoming call. If someone's was to answer whilst the Payphone is being called, you will be able to hear each other like normal. This is a sad fact of the majority of payphones in Colombia. Never the less this Payphone is still a busy one.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Penny Coin Box on Display in London

Just happened to discover this treasure in a BT Openreach (permanent) exhibition at the London Museum. Great to see such an important artefact in flesh. The museum is free and you'll find it in the depths of the basement. This I suppose, is where the payphone started.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

La Cabina (1971) free Download or Stream

Here's something a little special for you payphone enthusiasts this Christmas. A film much like Phone Booth puts the humble payphone as the emphasis of the film. I would be very interested to hear what your interpretation of the film was? Let us know in the comments field below. If you have already you can also see another film that was posted about here a short while ago called Phone Booth. Enjoy it and have a Merry Christmas.



La cabina ("The Telephone Box") is a 1972 television film directed by Spanish director Antonio Mercero, and written by him and José Luis Garci. The film starred José Luis López Vázquez. It first aired on 13 December 1972 on Televisión Española. The film won the 1973 International Emmy Award for Fiction.

In the 35-minute film, a man becomes trapped in a telephone booth, while passers-by seem unable to help him.



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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

+441970880218, Cwm Rheido, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NF, Wales, United Kingdom

+441970880218, Cwm Rheido, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NF, Wales, United Kingdom

It has just been announced (2008) that up to 90 TCB's in Ceredigion (amongst many more across the whole of Wales) are to be closed. 21 will be closed without consultation as they are within 400 metres of another box. More controversially the remainder are in rural areas, including the one shown here in Cwm Rheidol, and are to be closed "subject to consultation" (probably just a rubber stamp exercise). Ironically, many of the rural boxes are in areas where there is no mobile signal. BT claim that the cost of running each box is £1000 but as many of the rural ones do not accept cash, maintenance costs are minimal. They say that they have not specifically considered the issue of mobile blackspots but nevertheless are trying to balance their "social responsibility" with commercial demands.

2015 Update
The kiosk escaped closure and even has a cash box again.

© Copyright John Lucas (http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/14997) and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licencen (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

+442073744897, +442075882139 and +442076061239, Moorgate Underground Station, Moorgate, London, EC2M 6TX, United Kingdom

+442073744897, +442075882139 and +442076061239, Moorgate Underground Station, Moorgate, London, EC2M 6TX, United Kingdom

A small series of payphones at the very busy Moorgate Underground Station. The first two here (+442073744897 and +442075882139) are at street level and have a decent ring to them both. There's two shops. One to the left (The Fresh Collection +442076284201) and another coffee shop opposite (Nero Express +442072566916) that has a bar at its window facing the payphones.


The other lone payphone (+442076061239) is situation underground by a newsagent (News Update +442072569056) and before the ticket gates. This one has a more shallow ring but as pictured you get some tourists looking at the information boards nearby.


A little interesting observation here is that all three area dial codes are different despite them being in the exact same postcode.