Pay Phones Turned Into WiFi Hot Spots

Hidden Valley Lake, California
January 4, 2016 3:51pm CST
New York City still has a pay phones through out the city but now they are going to start disappearing for sure. The phones are neglected and no longer active. New York City is planning on taking out the phones and creating a city wide network that will provide the public with WiFi Hot Spots. They will be provided for free so that is really good providing a 150-foot radius and data speed at 1GB. The phones are going to be discarded as LinkNYC becomes more widespread.
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@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
5 Jan 16
That's been a plan a few years ago. Hope they will implement it fast so other countries can see its efficiency and copy the concept if successful.
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
5 Jan 16
It's already available in a few places including London and China, but it's just getting started over there.
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@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
5 Jan 16
@CrossingBorders So the stands will remain and the telephones will be removed?
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
6 Jan 16
@trivia79 No, they are going to take them out completely and build kiosks.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
I had not heard about this. I can see the benefits of having this hotspots around the city, but I would rather see an influx of something more natural in their spots.
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
5 Jan 16
Can you be more specific as to what you are referring to as more natural?
@sharon6345 (146943)
• United States
4 Jan 16
I think that should happen every where. They know those phones are not working. The ones where I live are all blown up.
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
4 Jan 16
They may as well take them out and improve the area.
@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Jan 16
Technology at its best