Are you feeling a bit nostalgic today? Well, you’re in luck because it’s March 10th, International Find A Pay Phone Booth Day! It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the good old days when finding a pay phone booth was as easy as walking around the corner.
Before the advent of cell phones, pay phone booths were an essential means of communication. People would line up to make calls, and you could hear the sound of coins jingling in the background. It was a time when having a conversation with someone was a special event, and hearing their voice was a rare treat.
But let’s be real, when was the last time you actually saw a pay phone booth? Nowadays, they’re a rarity, and if you’re lucky enough to come across one, it’s likely to be filled with cobwebs and dust. But fear not! Today is the day to go on a mission to find a pay phone booth.
Who knows, you might even find one that still has a functioning pay phone. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even try making a call! Just be sure to carry some coins with you, as it’s unlikely that the phone will accept your credit card or mobile payment.
If you’re feeling extra enthusiastic about this nostalgic holiday, why not buy your own phone booth? It might be a little impractical, but it’ll be worth it just to say that you have one.
So, get out there and start your search for a pay phone booth. You never know what kind of memories and adventures you might uncover along the way. Happy International Find A Pay Phone Booth Day!
Talk about your endangered species! Telephone booths used be on nearly every corner of every street in every city. Sometimes you could even find them sitting in the middle of nowhere acting like a statue. Today, to find one anywhere is nearly impossible and they probably would cost like 50 bucks a call if you could find one! With the coming of the cell phone, phone booths just are not required anymore. I guess to some degree this is a good thing. Hey, maybe we can start a phone booth zoo where everyone can see what used to be!
How to celebrate – Try and locate a working phone booth. Take pictures of any working phone booth you can find. If you find a phone booth, try making a call from it.
Remember back when there was a telephone booth on nearly every corner of a street? I do, but then maybe I am older than most of you. The iconic British red telephone booth was not just something we awed but became a fashion statement in some of the most expensive homes. Today, good luck finding one anywhere. The phone booth was developed by Thomas Doolittle, no relation to Dr. Doolittle, in 1878. He patent the “Cabinet” in 1883 and phones calls were 15 cents each call. At one point that went down to 10 cents each, and then back up to 25 cents each. If it got any higher that would have been after I got my cell phone. Like the Ghost Towns of the Old West, good luck finding a phone booth today!
How to celebrate – Try to get a count of how many public phone booths there are in your town. Get your own phone to decorate with. See how many people you fit in a modern day phone booth. (The record is 25)
Get out your binoculars, put on your pith helmet and get out in the wilderness… today is International Find A Pay Phone Booth Day. The phone booth has been put on the endangered species list as they are becoming harder and harder to find. Once called a telephone cabinet, they were featured all over the place… every street corner, on the sides of buildings, sometimes even out in the middle of nowhere – but now, it’s hard to find one. The day was created by Bob Matthews from Rochester, NY in 2018, probably seeing a phone booth in bad shape, lonely and feeling useless along the side of the road.
How to celebrate – Try to find a phone booth. Take pictures of it if you find one. See how many people you can stuff in the phone booth you find.