The Evolution of Phone Booths

The Evolution of Phone Booths

What better way to bring in a new decade than by reminiscing about the old one? And nothing symbolises the 90s better than the death of the phone booth to make way for our iPhones, Blackberries and Skype-ing ways to save moolah when we need to call into work sick.

Let’s take a look around the world on what we’re missing out on with our new fangled (but hygienic) mobile phones.


One of the ye olde yellow phone booths in Germany’s oldest city, Trier. Yes, it’s still potentially bugged from the Cold War.


An example of one of the few public phone booths still left standing in New York City, USA. Used now only to dial Dominoes.


Today’s iconic red phone booths of London, UK. It’s more British than Essex.


What to expect on the other side of the world: Woodford, Australia. This photo was taken in December 2009 in case anyone’s wondering why this makes it to the end of my evolutionary scale. Shoes are also due to be invented sometime in the next decade.

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