- When was the last time you used a phonebox?
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 5 years agoBreganteSubscriber
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 5 years agowelshfarmerSubscriber
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 5 years ago
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