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(NPR)   An ode to the unsung hero of Hurricane Sandy, the lowly pay telephone   (npr.org) divider line 19
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2012-11-01 10:09:04 PM
4 votes:

jaylectricity: Oh sure, you can get to a pay phone, but how are you supposed to look through your phone's contacts to get the number you need if the battery is dead?


I've memorized about a couple dozen important numbers, just for emergency purposes.

Why I memorized a taxidermist's, and an asian midget tranny hookers's number is another story.
2012-11-01 09:30:46 PM
4 votes:
Too bad they fired all the public telephone handset sanitizers a few years back..

THE HORROR!
2012-11-02 01:18:56 AM
3 votes:
I like payphones. They help identify the Big/Lots type of streetwalker vs the pricey Walmart type of streetwalker. If I see a woman using one, then I know I can get a quick handie for 10 bucks.
2012-11-01 09:56:13 PM
3 votes:
Oh sure, you can get to a pay phone, but how are you supposed to look through your phone's contacts to get the number you need if the battery is dead?
2012-11-02 12:22:38 AM
2 votes:
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2012-11-01 10:00:13 PM
2 votes:
Huh. Weird. I thought those were public toilets for exhibitionists.
2012-11-02 10:09:55 AM
1 votes:
Payphones, I remember them well. Will you accept a collect call from "Dad, come and get us!"?
2012-11-02 06:15:40 AM
1 votes:
and the operator says
forty cents more
for the the next
three minutes...
2012-11-02 02:50:47 AM
1 votes:
2012-11-02 01:59:33 AM
1 votes:

crazytrain: 1) They built their city below sea level, f**** them (New Orleans)

2) They built trailers in a tornado zone, f**** them (Midwest)

New York / New Jersey can f**** right off - the money leeching scumbags - not a dime.


A few assholes said things I don't like, so I don't think we should help 12 million Americans. Or more.

You're a farking retard.
2012-11-02 01:37:17 AM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: People need to get with the times and invest in some survival gear.

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This reminds me of a news segment I heard on NPR yesterday. A guy who works in a parking garage was using the cars parked there to charge people's phones for a profit. The reporter asked if the company knew what he was doing? "Nope." He replied.

Work for a cell phone company. Got more calls from the area hit by the hurricane for data upgrades than voice.
2012-11-02 12:47:40 AM
1 votes:

gingerjet: And actually know how to use them.


I don't mean to disrespect, but it seems that you believe you're part of an elite group of people that know how to pull a trigger or rip-cord.
2012-11-02 12:45:21 AM
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: crazytrain: thornhill: I was down in the Chelsea, the West Village and NYU today, and I was shocked that there was zero cell service. I would have thought that for the sake of public safety they would have setup emergency cell towers.

Yes, and for the sake of public safety, they probably thought they should restore a) water, b) power, and c) sewer first.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint should restore water, power and sewer service?


You don't actually believe those companies give two shats about their customers do you?

They'll fix the existing towers...eventually, and in the interim they will still be charging their regular rates, while supplying no service.
2012-11-02 12:36:16 AM
1 votes:

theguyyousaw: I don't know how it works now, its been awhile. PlayStation 1 had just made it's debut, payphones went from a quarter to thirtyfive cents, I had studs in my belt- it was the style at the time, we could call anyone with a landline for free using a trick we'd learned from watching the television or T.V. as we called it. You could dial 10-10-321-then the number, connected.

/stay off my grass


omg i just remembered 10-10-321. Jesus, I hadn't thought of that in... more than half my lifetime.
2012-11-02 12:29:49 AM
1 votes:
I don't know how it works now, its been awhile. PlayStation 1 had just made it's debut, payphones went from a quarter to thirtyfive cents, I had studs in my belt- it was the style at the time, we could call anyone with a landline for free using a trick we'd learned from watching the television or T.V. as we called it. You could dial 10-10-321-then the number, connected.

/stay off my grass
2012-11-02 12:16:21 AM
1 votes:

thornhill: I was down in the Chelsea, the West Village and NYU today, and I was shocked that there was zero cell service. I would have thought that for the sake of public safety they would have setup emergency cell towers.


Yes, and for the sake of public safety, they probably thought they should restore a) water, b) power, and c) sewer first.
2012-11-02 12:11:05 AM
1 votes:
Operator? Get me New York City. The listing is Garry. No, Garry, with a G. Yes, yes, I'll accept the charges.
2012-11-01 11:58:37 PM
1 votes:

jaylectricity: Oh sure, you can get to a pay phone, but how are you supposed to look through your phone's contacts to get the number you need if the battery is dead?


You don't memorize numbers? I thought everyone did that. You don't get your contacts in the county joint either :-(
2012-11-01 11:58:18 PM
1 votes:

crazytrain: 1) They built their city below sea level, f**** them (New Orleans)

2) They built trailers in a tornado zone, f**** them (Midwest)

New York / New Jersey can f**** right off - the money leeching scumbags - not a dime.


Ah, I see we're going with the "fark you, I got mine" approach to things, along with a healthy dose of "It'll never happen to me", then?
 
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