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New LinkNYC Plan Would Replace Pay Phones With Citywide Wi-Fi

Pay phones on New York City streets would be done away with, under a plan that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

11/17/2014

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NYC Pay Phone Transmitters That Could Track Movements To Be Removed

The New York City government has scuttled a project that installed thousands of transmitters in pay phone booths that could track people’s movements.

10/06/2014

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Pick Up A Pay Phone, Learn About The New York City Of 20 Years Ago

If you place a toll free call at one of 5,000 pay phones in Manhattan between now and May 26, you will get a free history lesson on what life was like in the city 20 years ago.

03/25/2013

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City’s Pay Phones To Be Replaced By New Futuristic Model

New Yorkers will be seeing new pay phones in the near future. There are 250 phones in a pilot program that the city plans to install in all five boros, according to the Department Of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

04/08/2012