When was the last time you used a phonebox?
I can’t even remember. Have they still even got phones in them?
Must still cost them a lot to maintain them. Will the phonebox fizzle?Posted 6 years ago
Where do superheroes get changed?
The last one I saw contained a small honesty library.Posted 6 years ago
Must be nearly 20 odd years since I used one. Back then I used to carry a 10 unit phonecard for emergencies.Posted 6 years ago
they’re quite useful when you want to get out the wind for a bit and use your mobile.Posted 6 years ago
They always smell of urine when I leave.Posted 6 years ago
I saw a phonebox on the Isle of Bute last year which took phonecards. I havent seen a phonecard for sale for yearsPosted 6 years ago
The last one I saw contained a small honesty library.
Same here.Posted 6 years ago
1992 I think. 🙂Posted 6 years ago
A few weeks ago in the phone box museum at Avoncroft.
Actually quite an interesting day out, the RAC phone box from the 90s was my favourite.Posted 6 years ago
The world has been pretty ‘safe’ from megalomaniac danger really, so no need for me to ‘get changed’ (if you know what I mean).
However, I do hear of a pending landslide in Turkey, so better nip off quickly…
DrPPosted 6 years ago
I used one on the weekend to check my position on an OS map.. does that count? 😆Posted 6 years ago
A few weeks ago I saw a homeless guy drop his pants and use one. After seeing that I swore to myself I’d never set foot in a phone box again!Posted 6 years ago
Never used one. But I do still see them occasionally.Posted 6 years ago
September last year in Brecon town. I had no signal at all on my “3” network phone and wanted to call my wife. No sodding chance on the mobile (it didn’t work until I actually got back into England) and the phone boxes only took cards.
And they smelled of wee.Posted 6 years ago
I used one about 5 months ago to prove to my flatmate that a landline stays connected even if the recipient hangs up the call. To actually make a phone call, about 8 years.Posted 6 years ago
I still advertise in themPosted 6 years ago
I still advertise in them
And I’m suing you under the trade descriptions act – “post op” my arsePosted 6 years ago
And I’m suing you under the trade descriptions act – “post op” my arse
You read it wrong, it said ‘Post Up My Arse”Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
You read it wrong, it said ‘Post Up My Arse”
So instead of a cougar you’re a puma?
I last used one in 1995 I think, and it was for making a phonecall.
The ones I’ve seen look complicated – you can send email and all sorts of things from them now.Posted 6 years ago
The last time I actually used one (other than to get Northwinds number) was about 10 years ago the try to patch a tube in a downpour on a freezing cold day.
The best use ever though was my friends dad who as a kid had run into one during a V1 attack. Now I know they didn’t give you a lot of time to run and hide but it’s hard to think of a worse place to pick.Posted 6 years ago
my friends dad who as a kid had run into one during a V1 attack
they say there’s always one with your name on it.
He wasn’t called Mr Doodlebug was he?
(copyright Paul Merton and igmc)Posted 6 years ago
1996Posted 6 years ago
Probably 10-15 years ago I remember using one in Spain or France with a phone card.
I don’t even have a phone plugged into the landline or know what the landline number in the house is.Posted 6 years ago
On the road to the office there are 2, both have “wifi” in them and both smell a bit “wifi” too.Posted 6 years ago
Racking my brains trying to remember the last time I used one. Hardly ever make calls anyway, so I’ve probably used one three or four times in my life, and last time probably around thirty years ago.Posted 6 years ago
They always smell of urine
That was probably the last time I used for for a ‘Call of nature’, maybe BT should convert them all into urinals would be much more handy.Posted 6 years ago
My kids (9 & 5) pointed at a phone box the other week as it had a Disney film poster on it. They referred to the poster on “that glass box over there”.
They fell about laughing in the back of the car when I told them that there was a phone in it that you put money into. My wife tried to convince them but nope – silly Daddy was winding them up again!Posted 6 years ago
Useful if you are trying to find ‘company’ for the night in a town you do not know well…Posted 6 years ago
Undisclosed date between 2010 and yesterday.Posted 6 years ago
I still advertise in them
Some friends of mine used to collect the cards from Kings Cross telephone boxes and play top trumps with them.Posted 6 years ago
I think I used one on Sunday?
Got a connection to a BT hotspot whilst out and about, when finished I noticed a phone box with email/internet/something else banner on it across the road from me.Posted 6 years ago
On the Wiggle sportive at the weekend.Posted 6 years ago
I repaired them for 22 yearsPosted 6 years ago
There is no signal at all around here and it is very touristy and popular with Duke of Edinburgh groups so all the phone boxes get a lot of use. BT tried to retire them recently till it was pointed out that they had a duty of care for people needing to phone for emergency services. Really annoys me when people assume you have a mobile signal. We can’t even report a line fault without travelling 6 miles to get a signal or go a mile to use a neighbours phone.Posted 6 years ago
I saw a phonebox on the Isle of Bute last year which took phonecards. I havent seen a phonecard for sale for years
They still use them in prisons, don’t they?Posted 6 years ago
The phonebox in the village where my sister lives doubles up as the local library..
which is nice 🙂Posted 6 years ago
As kids we used to think it was highly amusing to call the operator from a phone box and ask to speak to Busby.Posted 6 years ago
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