25 Funny Responses People Gave When Someone Online Asked If Payphones Were Real

Published 2 weeks ago

Recently, someone asked X users if payphones were a real thing or if they were just made as props for movies. While it seems ludicrous to think of something very real to us as something fantastical to current generations, the reality is that if they’ve never seen it, how do they know it actually existed? But of course, many people do remember the payphone boxes that used to be everywhere and these folk were quick to reply with some rather intense answers as you can see in the gallery below. 

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Elle Lian: This is the comment I was looking for.

#2

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Arthur Waite: When my Wife was in hospital for a two-weeks stay, the only telephone in her area was a pay phone – cells not allowed because of ‘interference with medical equipment”. So, every time I came to see her I’d bring a couple of quarters and put one in the coin return as I passed. I heard from the nurses that people were charmed to be ‘lucky’. Made someone’s day.

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Learner Panda: Expecting my first baby, our new build didn’t have a landline. I drove myself to the only phone box in the village and called hubby. Little lady arrived four hours later!

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Lyone Fein: They were the only place we had to change into our superhero clothes.

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LizzieBoredom (edited): Plus the demise of pay phones made any number of Rock songs obsolete.

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PattyK: “Adventures with the Mojave Phone Booth” by Godfrey “Doc” Daniels tells of a pay phone in the middle of nowhere. People from around the world would visit it in order to answer it when it rang. And people from around the world would call it, hoping that someone would be there to answer it.

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Anna Stephenson: MILKMEN!-YES!- I was born in ’79, and I remember mum leaving the glass bottles out to be collected, and they’d be replaced with full glass bottles of milk with those little aluminium foil lids!

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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