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The end of New York's pay phones






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The end is near for New York's public pay phones. Workers are removing them. In the coming months, they will all go. They used to be on every street corner. A New York City spokesman said the pay phones are too old and use too much sidewalk space. He added removing them is good for people walking on the streets.

Most New Yorkers won't know the phones are going. Younger people may need instructions to use them. Most Americans have a mobile phone. Local people complained about the old pay phones because they take up too much sidewalk space. This space could help people with disabilities and young families.

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