Hey, kids, back in the old days when dinosaurs roamed the earth and cell phones hadn't been invented, you could still place a call from a public place. You stepped into a box and stuck a few coins into a slot, and voilà, you could reach out and touch someone. Because of the coin activation required, these quaint instruments were called "pay phones."
While most pay phones have gone the way of the dodo, they were an important part of getting things done for many years. If you miss the ripped-up phonebooks, the funky smell, and sticky handpiece, or just want to reminisce about how things used to be, cruise by the Payphone Project. Whether it's stories of telephones of yore, or pictures of interesting examples of this style of communication, it's all here for your enjoyment.