A small story in today's news from Reuters tells of the demise of the phone booth.
Top U.S. phone company AT&T Inc said on Monday it plans to end its dwindling pay phone business by the end of 2008, as more consumers use mobile phones.An end of an era. No place to place a private call. No escape from the elements.
The move affects AT&T pay phones in the company's previous 13-state service area, including California and Texas. BellSouth Corp, which AT&T acquired late last year, has already exited the pay phone business in its nine-state 
An ode to Phone Booths:
Source: Reuters - AT&T to end dwindling pay phone business
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