15 thoughts on “So Farewell Then, Button B

  1. Seamus Keane

    These were great for making free calls, all you had to do was tap out the phone number using the switch arms that the receiver sat on. (I couldn’t think of a word for the things you tapped but found ‘switch arms’ after a search, I’m not sure if we had a word for them back when we were tapping them).

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Switch arms. Who knew? Not me.
      Sadly, not a handy term to know anymore.
      Still, I’ll file that in the aul cerebellum and use it to impress down the pub late some night.

  2. Custo

    They should convert the remaining phone boxes into emergency charging stations with 5 mins of free WiFi so you can still make emergency calls if your phone is dead. Cos phone boxes look nice.

  3. Tish Mahorey

    “Hard to believe that these are now just relics of the past.”

    Depends on how are old you are*

    *(i’m old)

    1. GormanG

      “Hard to believe that these are now just relics of the past.”

      I think what the OP meant was phone boxes in general, not specifically the old type in the photo taken. I certainly don’t remember those type but I do remember phone boxes and manys the time they came in handy before mobile phones came along. I was in my late teens when mobiles became popular, and that’s not so long ago really.

      Just think about it, kids these days will never know what it was like to make prank phone calls from a phone box. You don’t have to be that old to have some nostalgia about phone boxes.

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