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Payphones Still Exist & Make Money

November 14, 2017

When is the last time you used a payphone? Here's an even better question. When is the last time you saw a payphone?

I am just trying to jog my memory and think about the last time I saw one in and around Charlotte. Yes, I am drawing a big blank. Rest assured though, payphones are still out there. 

Most people probably think that everyone has a cell phone of some kind in the year 2017, but that's not the case. There are still plenty of people that rely on old technology like payphones to communicate with others. 

How much do you think payphones made last year? According to the Federal Communications Commission, payphones made $286 million! I am beyond shocked by that figure because again, I can't even think of where I'd find a payphone in Charlotte. 

Although they aren't used like they used to be before cell phones, each payphone averages a few calls per day.