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Monday 12 March 2018

+442038657161, LoveFone, Red telephone box, 23 Southampton Row (next to Sicilian Avenue), Holborn, WC1B 5HA

+442038657161, LoveFone, Red telephone box, 23 Southampton Row ()next to Sicilian Avenue), Holborn, WC1B 5HA

Back in December 2017, I was walking down towards Holborn (passed the British Museum) keeping an eye out for phoneboxes (like I usually do). I was in London on a visit after being away for a few Years. Knowing the area well I knew this phonebox pretty well and used to pass it regularly.

This one phonebox stopped me in tracks. Something that's not happened lately. There was a man sitting at a desk within it! I had to stop and see what this was all about. Turned out that the phone box has been turned into a mobile repair workshop servicing the mobiles of busy people living and working in this part of central London.

Ironic that an old classical phonebox has been turned into a service station for the very thing saw its own demise.

Robert, the technician sitting therein his warm and cosy phonebox with a whole manner of tools and replacement parts, was working on a phone that very moment.

You can give him a call or perhaps more appropriately send him an email at telling him that PayPhoneBox put you in contact.

Here's more about LoveFone on their own website:

Tuesday 6 March 2018

List of All Payphone Numbers in the UK

Here we have a massive leak and a treasure trove of information for UK payphone enthusiasts. Below is an embed of the very document (can be found at this link also and is searchable using ctrl + f).

It comes after being officially denied access to the contained information in a series of emails by myself with a BT official named Paul Jordan.

It is a great honour to be in possession of this information and to be able to share it with interested parties. Especially when outlets such as Nick Mutton's whom charge for this (although be it with additional information).

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

Please Read - Now you can make this site your own!

Now you can make this site your own!

I am opening up this website to all payphone enthusiasts the world over. I really want to make it easy for 'you' to make this website your own and contribute easily your own payphone photos and telephone numbers here to this very site yourself.

As you can see we're hosted on blogger. We receive an immense amount of traffic and it would be a prised place for you to make your contributions. Blogger has an email post feature where you can easily submit a post to this site simply by sending a correctly formatted email with your photo(s) attached.

How to post here myself.

  1. Compose a new email.
  2. Format the subject like like this; full payphone number with international code, then provide the full address starting from the smallest geographical reference to the largest separating each point with a comma. See the following as a perfect example: +442079301397, Parliament Square Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AF United Kingdom
  3. Include the above subject line again at the start of the body of the message. Then on a new line provide your commentary as to the significance of the payphone. Why is it worthy? i.e. It's in a quirky place, it is callable, it is unique in some way,...
    Include links to Google Maps locations, YouTube Videos, Dropbox/Drive links for files.
    Remember this email will be published as it is sent so be careful what you include. What you type and send here will be displayed exactly as is on the site so check spelling.
    Don't forget to include your name and website address at the end for credit (if you wish).
  4. Attach your photos (jpegs) of the payphone in question. As many as you like up to 5MB in total size (You will receive a failure notification if it is too large. Correct and send again.).
  5. Here are the rules; don't spam, format the email/post as described above, make sure it is payphone relevant.
  6. Send the email by clicking directly here.
  7. In a few moments, your post will go live. If there are too much spam and errors, I may need to enable moderation before posts go live. If you need to contact me for any reason my address is here.
I am going to email all the past contributors of payphones to this site informing them of this new feature. I hope that with them and the new contributors we can build a nice payphone community for ourselves an others interested.

Random Philidelphia Payphone from 2013

This one is pretty messed up. This one 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.