New York City Removes Last Public Payphone



Once a fixture on city streets, New York’s payphones have been replaced by kiosks that offer free calls, Wi-Fi and charging stations. WNBC’s Gus Rosendale reports.

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36 comments

  1. You will never remove the phones! Never

  2. Should keep it as a show. For tourists to take pictures.

  3. Killing old memories for new one what a shame on this world

  4. Did those phones actually work? I’ve seen pay phones still around but they are vandalized beyond reality

  5. i dont have a cellphone! how im i suppose to call my doctor

  6. Nobody can “Drop a dime “ anymore lol

  7. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  8. They remove the phones because of the !!!!! Coro.!!!! na..!!!! virus !!!! 😆 🤣 😂

  9. Should use the phone for HELP!
    911, or Mentally health.

  10. New York City removes last public payphone?
    Dang. Where the heck am I going to urinate whenever I visit the Big Apple?

  11. Ask 1 kid nowadays if he knows what a phone booth is…like a deer in headlights.

  12. Wow that's really a memory gone but it will never be forgotten.

  13. They could have kept just one public payphone for nostalgic reasons.

  14. Cell phones get lost and stolen every day. There is still a use for a few pay phones to be around.

  15. Wasn't that a place to duck some weather to take a call?

  16. Cool. Hate to see such an iconic thing being removed. Should've kept it to show our progress to the future. Only thing we missing is the flying cars 🤣😂😂😂

  17. I remember pay phones when I tried to score some ganja. Lol. Now, I just go the dispensary and buy some Bob Marley. Wow, how the time has changed.

  18. What happened to public need? Is this because it's illegal for the FBI to record there? And, no more change👵

  19. What about paper phone books? Are there any available in a public space?

  20. If satellites are destroyed civilization will stop.

  21. Leave it to democrats to erase history……..

  22. But what if you need to call somebody out in public? 🤔

  23. Well; its one of the biggest mistakes, once you get rid of hard lines phones for Cell Phones. Guess what can happens. THINK…

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  25. Got milk… 😎
    Matthew 24:19
    "Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!"

  26. No place for scum bag New Yorkers to rob people of there quarters…

  27. How many epidemics have those phones caused? Lol

  28. But where is Superman going to change and what if birds start attacking? Full Booths are gone and now this. They could sell these for art. I am so nostalgic.

  29. 80s babies are officially old

  30. Its more important to remove the criminals and thugs from the streets and subways of NYC.. The payphone is the least of the problems.

  31. poor neo and trinity – no more escape from matrix

  32. They will bring them back, but ironically. 
    Only hipsters will use them, even though they have a cell phone in their pocket.
    They will rave about the rich, old school tone they get from a real vintage pay phone ..

  33. Do you know what a pay phone is?

    Ugh I think so
    Me: the intelligence of kids today summed up RIGHT THERE

  34. Now They just have to get rid of new yorkers