From Slashdot: AT&T is decommissioning their pay phones. Video killed the radio star, p2p, Skype, and now this? Probably a somewhat overdue capitulation on AT&T’s part given the ubiquity of the mobile phone. I commented in a previous blog post about encountering a decommissioned pay phone — clearly they are on their way to becoming an historical curiosity, though perhaps they will live on in small numbers in dense urban areas and/or as a result of public outcry related to public safety and/or accessibility concerns.
December 4, 2007