The Death of the Payphone

Or maybe it’s still alive and nobody notices.

Jo Ann Harris
Mar 6 · 3 min read
Photo by Ahmet Sali on Unsplash

Well they may not be totally dead. According to the FCC Payphones still exist and roughly 100,000 of them remain operational in the United States. What’s more, people actually use them. In a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report, major payphone providers in the country raked in roughly $286 million for that year.