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June 4, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Used To Be So Easy

Used To Be So Easy

All you had to do was plug the slot with a nickel, dial seven numbers, and say hello.


  1. rlovison / Jun 4 2008 6:49 am

    I laughed when I read this. I remember as a child that when the phone rang (remember the avocado colored ones that hung on the wall?)it was either a close friend, a relative or bad news. Never gave that piece of technology much thought.

    These days I can never walk through the grocery store, walk the street or drive my car without seeing another doing the same with a cell phone held up to their ear.

    Remember the time when we actually communicated with each other face-to-face, looking into each other’s eyes?

  2. Gandalf / Jun 4 2008 9:29 am

    Curious observation by rlovison on face-to-face communication. I work for a software company, and we have programmers who will e-mail or IM each other while they are in the same office. Alas I date myself. Interesting & amusing picture. I’m amazed you could find a pay phone. It might be one of the last in existence. 🙂

  3. montucky / Jun 4 2008 3:45 pm

    Surprising to see there still are pay phones and even more surprising to see that the instructions are in English!

  4. mon@rch / Jun 4 2008 9:29 pm

    so glad that I have my cell phone, these all seem like scams!

  5. Anna Surface / Jun 6 2008 7:55 am

    I haven’t seen a pay phone in years! How many of the old movies featured pay phones and phone boothes? LOL Neat photo! 🙂

  6. ankush / Jun 11 2008 12:45 pm

    haha, awesome!

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