Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots - NYTimes.com

Later in the article: "The city also plans to remain hospitable to the cape-wearing set. CityBridge said it would maintain three existing “Superman pay phones” scattered along West End Avenue, where a small number of traditional phone booths have survived." Also see The Plan to Turn NYC's Old Payphones Into Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Hot Spots (Gizmodo)
"In fact, the pay phone of tomorrow will include no traditional phone at all — nor any payment, for that matter, at least for communication within the United States.

But beginning next year, city officials said on Monday, the relics will evolve into something deemed far more practical: thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots across the city, providing free Internet access, free domestic calls using cellphones or a built-in keypad, a charging station for mobile devices and access to city services and directions."
Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots - NYTimes.com
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