Half of remaining UK phone boxes to be scrapped

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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    The BBC reports that 20,000 public phone boxes will be removed from the streets of the UK over the next five years, as they get so little use. This figure represents half of all UK public phone boxes.

    Read more at the BBC here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40934210
     
    Ian, Aug 17, 2017
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  2. Ian

    Urmas Subarctic Penguin

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    Eh? Here, most were gone by 2007 and the last one by 2009.

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    Good riddance if you ask me...
     
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    Yeah but what you have to remember @Urmas is that you have a decent government that at least tries to look out for its citizens, whereas we had, Thatcher, Blair , Cameron, May et al.
    An your telecommunications is far superior to anything we have in the UK even if we do have ours mainly managed by one of the largest companies of its type in the world. BT only cares about profit not the consumer.

    Admittedly the above was for 2016. Their profits have taken a dive recently but that is because they have been guilty of fiddling the figures and have been caught out and fined.

    Funny thing is we the public once owned BT and could with decent management have been reaping the benefits of those large dividend payouts.

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