You Wouldn’t Believe How Many Payphones There Still Are in Portland, Maine
When was the last time you used a payphone? It's been a while, I bet. I'm still surprised whenever I see one around town and even more surprised to see someone using one! If you asked me where you could find one, I wouldn't be able to tell you. Even if I DID need a payphone, I wouldn't have the quarters to use them! But hey, I'm glad we still have them. Just. In. Case. Even though 97% of Americans own a smartphone, it's still profitable to have a payphone at your establishment. According to OKwhatever.com, if a payphone is used three times a day, it's still profitable. In 2015, payphones raked 280 million dollars a year!
Did you know there are still over 200 payphones in Portland? And hundreds more all over Maine! The Pay Phone Project has a list of EVERY one of them and their number! So if you heard a payphone ringing, would you pick it up?
If you think all these payphones are a bit old-fashioned, wait until you head up Route 26 to Bryant Pond. Bryant Pond, Maine, where you will find the largest telephone in Maine and the largest telephone in the WORLD!
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