Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New York’s public telephones

In The New Yorker, Ian Frazier writes about the public telephone of the near future in New York City: the Link, with free calls, free wireless, a browser, USB and headphone ports, and (you guessed it) advertisements. The ads will face oncoming traffic and change every fifteen seconds. Frazier’s piece includes a tour of Manhattan’s last four outdoor phone booths. The president of media at Intersection, the company behind Link, promises that those phone booths will remain standing.

You can read more about Link at LinkNYC and more about the phone booths at Scouting NY.

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