Remember when pay phones were cool? Okay, well maybe not cool, but at least necessary.
There was a time when people would walk miles (after their car broke down) to use a pay phone. The sight of those beauties would bring joy and hopefully a tow truck.
Now they bring a sinking, depressing feeling and a strong desire to put them out of their misery.
But no more, thanks to a new initiative in New York City. The city has converted 10 public pay phones in three boroughs into free Wi-Fi hot spots.
Okay, so it may not be exactly like the old days, but it’s a start. Pay phones will bring new hope to those whose Internet is on the fritz. Those permanently attached to their laptops and tablets will have an alternative to the usual coffee shops and other assorted cafes.
And if your cellphone dies, help is just a short walk away…assuming you can remember anyones’ numbers.
More on the Story: NYTimes.com
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