History of Public Payphones in the U.S.— What You Need to Know

A look back at the history of public payphones in the United States after New York removed its last phone booth

A pink public telephone insider a phone booth covered with colorful roses.
Photo by Marina Baklarova on Pexels

The news that New York City removed its last phone booth on Monday, May 23, 2022, signals the end of the city’s long history of public payphones.

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Rui Alves

Rui Alves

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