NYC unveils trial to turn payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots

By Leeky
Jul 12, 2012
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  1. A new pilot scheme looks set to find a use for New York's pre-cellphone era payphones, giving them a new lease of life as Wi-Fi access points as part of the city's goal of providing more digital inclusion for its……

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,880   +348

    They need to do this everywhere.
  3. T Dawg

    T Dawg Newcomer, in training

    Whats a Payphone?
  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    That's awesome, but where I live if they did this, the whole city would have maybe 10 hot spots provided by this service there are so few pay phones now.
  5. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TechSpot Guru Posts: 630   +116

    The only place I can remember seeing a payphone in the last ten years is at the airport and they already have WiFi. Oh, and that movie about a's more exciting than it sounds...

    3DCGMODELER TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    we all have to move to NYC now....
  7. Placeholder

    Placeholder Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    But how are we going to get out of the Matrix if the phonebooths go away...?!?!?!

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