The slow death of the public pay-phone

Past glory at Copenhagen AirportOne would think, with the massive uptake of mobile technologies, that the public pay-phone would already have been made extinct in 2007. Why isn’t that so?

I believe that one of the major contributing factors is the prepaid phone card industry.

This industry largely targets people who wants to call long distance and can’t or won’t pay the local network carriers’ sky high fares for international calls.

I guess this is why pay phones seems to have a magical attraction to what is popularly referred to as ‘foreign nationals’. A term as racist as any if you ask me!