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Friday 18 August 2017

Listen to this Phone Losers of America

Good day fellow payphone enthusiasts. I like many others who have an interest in payphones and ultimately telephony had at some point in our youth made the odd prank calls here and there. I still like to call payphones and other numbers to talk and engage the other side somewhat. I never make is malicious but do try to manufacture interesting reactions.

Brad (Roy or any of the other alias he goes by) seems wedged firmly in the sinister prank call genre. He garners the very best and entertaining reactions from his called subjects. He has a huge cult following. Listeners who contribute customer lists, name and number information they find and apartment complex and neighbourhood lists. Brad spoofs numbers so to appear to be calling from pizza restaurants, county/city halls, to their neighbours. It all makes for some real naughty telephone calls.

There's a massive number of episodes available going back years. He's releasing free episodes weekly (sometimes more) and it's all just a barrel of pure laughs. This is the RSS and iTunes feed you need to subscribe to He's also started a patroen feed for backers here There for a little as $1 a Month, you get access to his secret Hobosodes ($1 gets you every tenth episode). You can pledge more for more extra content. For my readers here I will grant you access to my $1 RSS feed (for as long as I make it available) contact me if it's not working from this page. But otherwise, I really want you to back him yourself if you like the content. For everyone else, the regular free podcasts are amazingly entertaining themselves.

Below is an embed of his best pranks playlist on YouTube. Enjoy and please leave a comment here if you're a listener.

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+442920512170, Library Phone Box, Middle Mill, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Big thanks to Alan Hughes again for this quety little contribution from the United Kingdom.

It's a town library and book exchange booth. The number rings but I guess nobodys is borrowing a booth at this moment.

Alan Hughes geograph profile

+12122449466, Death Wish 3 Payphone, New York City, United States

Mountain Mike send this on in.

This is a screen shot of a payphone from the movie Death Wish 3, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) uses it early on.

He's shared this fairly familiar to me account of his past experience with payphones. "In 1982 at the age of 13, I went around on my bicycle in Santa Barbara, California with an address book and a pencil and I collected numbers to payphones for purposes of crank calling them. I had previously crank called homes until my friend's dad brought to my attention that elderly people could injure themselves while trying to get to the phone. So, I strated to crank call payphones because whoever answers knows that it isn't for him, he's only answering out of idle curiosity. In I uploaded it as a textfile to a BBS in Santa Barbara and the sysop told me that it was the most downloaded file on his BBS. The shoe was on the other foot when I was walking out of a 7-11 store and a payphone rang so I answered, and the caller screamed then hung up when I answered."

In keeping with the contribution here he shared this IMDb list of films featured payphones therein.,desc&mode=detail&page=1

There's also this superb article on the demise of payphones San Diego

Big thanks to Mountain Mike ( for this.