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  • mrmonkfinger
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    The last one I saw contained a small honesty library.

    jon1973
    Member

    Must be nearly 20 odd years since I used one. Back then I used to carry a 10 unit phonecard for emergencies.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    they’re quite useful when you want to get out the wind for a bit and use your mobile.

    mudshark
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    They always smell of urine when I leave.

    scruff9252
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    I saw a phonebox on the Isle of Bute last year which took phonecards. I havent seen a phonecard for sale for years

    Jamie
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    The last one I saw contained a small honesty library.

    Same here.

    chewkw
    Member

    1992 I think. 🙂

    mattk
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    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.

    DrP
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    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…

    DrP

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    I used one on the weekend to check my position on an OS map.. does that count? 😆

    smatkins1
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    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!

    burnie
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    Never used one. But I do still see them occasionally.

    willard
    Member

    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.

    whatnobeer
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    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.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I still advertise in them

    avdave2
    Member

    I still advertise in them

    And I’m suing you under the trade descriptions act – “post op” my arse

    ekul
    Member

    And I’m suing you under the trade descriptions act – “post op” my arse

    You read it wrong, it said ‘Post Up My Arse”

    Gary_M
    Member

    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.

    avdave2
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    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)

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    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?
    Where do superheroes get changed?

    fr0sty125
    Member

    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.

    bikebouy
    Member

    On the road to the office there are 2, both have “wifi” in them and both smell a bit “wifi” too.

    CountZero
    Member

    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.

    unovolo
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    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!

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Useful if you are trying to find ‘company’ for the night in a town you do not know well…

    cfinnimore
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    For amphetamines.

    Undisclosed date between 2010 and yesterday.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    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.

    Rob Hilton
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    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.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    On the Wiggle sportive at the weekend.

    mav12
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    I repaired them for 22 years

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    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.

    konabunny
    Member

    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?

    yunki
    Member

    The phonebox in the village where my sister lives doubles up as the local library..

    which is nice 🙂

    eskay
    Member

    As kids we used to think it was highly amusing to call the operator from a phone box and ask to speak to Busby.

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