Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Is this the last payphone in Seaford?

A few years ago, noticing that the coin telephones disappeared from outside Pathmark and from inside the Seaford Library, I wondered which payphone would be the last in Seaford. Today, I discovered that neither Seaford nor Massapequa train stations have payphones, though half the waiting passengers were looking at hand-held screens.  Maybe this derelict, non-working phone near Burger King is the last relic.
An article in the Irish Times the other day reminded me of this topic. The Republic has a million more subscriptions to mobile phones than its 4.6 million people! Each pay phone is used, on an average, once every two or two-and-a-half days.
In 2011, Verizon sold its Eastcoast payphones to Pacific Telemanagement Services, which continues to provide payphones at some train stations.  

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