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Globetrotters

Modern Times

What Happened To All the Phone Boxes

— And do they still work?

It’s a damp Sunday evening in November, and I’m standing in line outside a phone box. In front of me are three or four other people wrapped up in jumpers and jackets waiting to use the phone.

In 1991, as a student in Nottingham (UK), trying to make a call was almost impossible. At any…

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