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Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 2:57:54 PM
re: AT&T Ditches Payphones Wow. I'm not surprised they're doing this, but I thought it had happened a while ago.

Oh, i see -- reading more closely, BellSouth did this previously.

In airports and conference centers, I'm seeing more and more blank spaces where there obviously used to be pay phones. Sign of the times.
whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 2:57:53 PM
re: AT&T Ditches Payphones Wow, I guess this means we have solved the dual problems of poverty and homelessness.

Or we have left that portion of our populace with even fewer ways to communicate.

Taking them from little voice to no voice.

And nobody gives a damn.

-Why
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 2:57:53 PM
re: AT&T Ditches Payphones why --
Pay phones will still be around. AT&T will still wholesale them out, for instance.

I get your point, though. Soon it'll be roads and water that start getting priced out of some people's reach, too - if privatization forces have their way.
rma153 12/5/2012 | 2:57:51 PM
re: AT&T Ditches Payphones The Public Service commissions granted Monopoly status to the Telcos on the condition they provide Lifeline Services. The Legislators must not have a problem with breaking these commitments anymore. No more lifelines for the poor. So much for "public service".
trzwuip 12/5/2012 | 2:57:51 PM
re: AT&T Ditches Payphones "Soon it'll be roads and water that start getting priced out of some people's reach, too - if privatization forces have their way."

Do you wonder why people call the media "liberal." Stupid connect the dot comments like this! Yes, companies are in business to make money, not lose it, shocking as that is to you! If you don't like it move to Venezuela or Cuba.
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