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  • n. Plural form of payphone.


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  • Having a dead phone (and no charger!) in an area with no payphones is an enormous headache.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Last Days of the Payphone

  • Plaid’s Westminster candidate for Ynys Mon, Dylan Rees has today voiced his opposition to BT plans to remove over 40 payphones from the island.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • However, homeless advocate Greg Frazier said the idea to eliminate the payphones is a direct assault on Jacksonville poorest and most needy. - Local News

  • One in three payphones in the city's busiest underground subway stations didn't work last summer, according to a report released Tuesday by the Straphangers Campaign, a rider-advocacy group.

    Subway's Payphone Gap

  • The novelist Mark Winegardner, a veteran of the retreat circuit (he calls Yaddo his "go-to colony"), looks back with a certain fondness on the pre-Internet days, though he acknowledged the "anxiety and friction" among artists as they lined up after dinner to use payphones.

    Retreats Surrender to Wi-Fi

  • Phone network NTT is allowing users to make calls from all payphones in eastern Japan for free, according to a Tech journalist on Twitter.

    Japan earthquake and tsunami: Live updates

  • In the following months Marri placed calls from payphones in the Peoria area to members of al-Qaeda, sometimes traveling as far as 150 miles from his home to elude detection.

    The Longest War

  • I'd lost my cellphone the week before somewhere on a bender, and had been reduced to using payphones ever since.

    Free Excerpt 1/5: Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson

  • The two spoke only on payphones and disposable cell phones, Mr. Robinson said at his plea hearing, and only when necessary.

    The Confessions of an Inside Trader

  • Now, I take a dollar in quarters with me, and call my friends from the payphones on the transit stations (about the only places you can find them in my area).

    Being Connected « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website


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