/r/payphones

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Welcome to /r/Payphones! We're a sub featuring everything payphone related!

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What's a payphone? Payphones are phones found in public that are coin operated. You insert quarters, dimes or nickels and can make a call anywhere after inserting the coins and dialing a number.

Payphones used to be found all over the place but are disappearing very rapidly.

Most businesses these days have removed them from their establishments by now.

At /r/Payphones, we're here to remind people of their endangered existence and soon to be extinct existence.

They're a technology that should be used more often.

We allow pics, videos and discussions, and news about payphones including abandoned ones.


Rules:

  • Don't be a jerk. We're here to enjoy the sub.

  • Payphone content only.

  • No spam. You'll be reported to /r/Spam.

/r/payphones

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ETS Payphones inc

There is a payphone outside a pawn shop I offered to buy they said they would sell it but don't think they own it. It doesn't have a dial tone and the company listed on it was ets payphones Inc. The 1800 number doesn't work. The company seems to no longer exist but I can't find much about it online. Did someone buy all these up or does it default to the shop?.

4 Comments
2024/06/10
22:31 UTC

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In search of a Automatic Electric/GTE/ Quadrum 120A Rotary

0 Comments
2024/05/12
03:17 UTC

6

Trenton NJ Transit center

2 Comments
2024/04/13
21:33 UTC

3

Need to find a payphone

Does anyone know of any still active payphones in Columbia, South Carolina? Inside or outside.

0 Comments
2024/01/17
11:36 UTC

4

My pay phone

3 Comments
2023/10/02
19:24 UTC

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Does anybody know where this is located? I found it on Pinterest.

4 Comments
2023/09/25
12:38 UTC

2

No service here!

Sunapee State Park in New Hampshire.

3 Comments
2023/09/11
14:24 UTC

1

Pay phones around Columbus OH

Hey everyone, I made a topic about pay phones in Columbus in the r/Columbus sub-Reddit. If anyone here in the r/payphones sub-Reddit knows any locations, could you post them here or in my other topic?

Thanks,

0 Comments
2023/07/30
23:36 UTC

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Deltronics associates inc payphone/phonebooth where can I find the key?

Hey I purchased a Deltronics associates inc payphone/phonebooth and am not able to use it without unlocking it, the problem is I didn't get the key. What key does it use, anyone have a link to somewhere I can buy it from. Thanks in advance :)

2 Comments
2023/07/18
22:57 UTC

5

AZ next to a gas station

It last few days standing

3 Comments
2023/07/16
02:41 UTC

3

Pay phones around Washington

Here’s the locations of pay phones in various areas around Washington State. If anyone knows where other phones could be found, please post a reply.

Seattle & general WA state area:

  • Sultan WA Police Station
  • Inside Union Station (near King Street Stn.)
  • Across from the REI boathouse in Bellevue
  • Across from Lewis Hall on the UW campus
  • Camp Long Parking Lot
  • Puyallup Walmart Super Center
  • Federal Way Transit Center(?)
  • River Rock Tobacco & Fuel (23704 13th Ave. NE, Arlington WA)
  • 205 W. Kincaid Street, Mt. Vernon WA

Also, I should mention that not all the phones here are fully functioning, such as the one at River Rock Tobacco & Fuel

1 Comment
2023/07/12
08:21 UTC

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Gas station at the corner of St. Paul and Mount Royal-Baltimore, MD

2 Comments
2023/06/09
14:39 UTC

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Spotted outside a Shell Gas Station. Minocqua, WI

6 Comments
2023/05/13
21:42 UTC

9

San Jose - Costa Rica

1 Comment
2023/05/03
13:02 UTC

6

Can anyone identify this kind of pay phone? #payphones #help

5 Comments
2023/02/02
01:39 UTC

16

Just found/joined the sub. Here’s my pride and joy.

Bought the kiosk a few years ago and restored it. Picked up the phone later. Original Michigan Bell livery. It works great and can make and receive calls. Still has the coin relay, but of course that requires CO signaling to actually work.

0 Comments
2022/12/31
07:22 UTC

4

Spotted in Thailand

3 Comments
2022/12/31
07:04 UTC

8

A broken down payphone

0 Comments
2022/12/31
05:46 UTC

7

Japanese Payphone near a small city train stop.

0 Comments
2022/11/29
02:52 UTC

12

A local gas station has a pay phone! I’ll have to try it next time I go there

1 Comment
2022/09/24
17:38 UTC

8

Launiupoko, Maui. The last call did not go well.

0 Comments
2022/08/23
21:10 UTC

5

It works, but it faintly plays music, and no dial tone.

2 Comments
2022/07/30
16:11 UTC

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