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Pumping Life Into the Pay Phone. A pilot program in Canada is converting the telephone booth into a wireless Internet access point. Meanwhile, a Chinese company is developing public cell-phone charging stations that resemble pay phones. What does that leave for the humble pay phone? By Elisa Batista. [Wired News]
Let’s think about that first sentence for a moment. Payphones are the most widely distributed personal use devices on the planet. Have been for over 50 years. There’s one in almost every place of business or within 500′ of one. That means, by simply incorporating a small, salad bowl like WAP on each payphone, global coverage could be achieved in a number of years. Wow!The World Wireless Web.