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

By Leeky · 6 replies
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 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,319

    They need to do this everywhere.
  3. T Dawg

    T Dawg TS Rookie

    Whats a Payphone?
  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    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 TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

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

    Placeholder TS Rookie Posts: 21

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

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