in Fun & Random, Technology & Life

I published recently a post about smart phone apps needing better offline modes given the poor reliability of wireless signals, especially in major cities like New York.

I featured an ironic photo of a pay phone graveyard. I lamented subtly the days when, from a street corner, you could get a solid call connection.

In the back of my mind I was assuming that pay phones don’t exist anymore. But as you can see from this post’s feature image, they do. My son took this photo from a KOA camp ground in Saugerties, New York.

A working pay phone booth was such a novelty for both of us that we ended up taking several pictures of ourselves in it. I also loved the sign to remind callers to dial 911 in the case of an emergency.

Pay phones do still exist.