When I was growing up, I can remember Pay phones being the only ‘Mobile’, It was like it’s very own unconnected network, 1 on every block, but you would have had to know every number to be able to connect to any & every person, But NYC has a Much Better way Now(unless your Superman o_0 ), Hit the Jump.
LOL, Superman will not be able to change, as there is no booth involved, BUT these will kinda make Everybody Super!!
No word on when, But NYC is installing 250 units of a 32″ ‘Smart Screens’ throughout the 5 boroughs, and on track to replace Most pay phones(They will be FREE aside from the Ads that run on them, as per internet usual). The Smart screens will NOT actually make phone calls, at least not in the pay phone sense, But at some point it will make Skype calls(You just need a Skype account), as well as offer info of your immediate surroundings, like to find a Restaurant(Or to find the closets liquor store). They will also eventually be Hotspots adding to the Mobile explosion!!!
As of Now it’s in Pilot program form, but should it prove successful, could replace All 12,800 remaining outdoor pay phones!!!! I do have a Warning Though, they Will NOT be iOS based, and will probably Be hacked, so your info could be in jeopardy, IF they Are not Stolen in the 1st 48 hours, I
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