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Rare sighting confirmed
« on: March 07, 2020, 01:24:37 PM »
A rare sighting of the elusive, and sometimes believed extinct, PAYPHONE has been confirmed.  This herd numbered a total of 6 individuals and have taken up shelter in a lower level of a casino in downtown Reno.  They appear to have settled in for the long term, so I will check on them once in awhile.
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 01:47:04 PM »
Do they take coins or just plastic?

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 02:25:11 PM »
Every Casey's gas station here has one. ;D
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 03:31:35 PM »
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They do take coins, but I'll have to wait till I get back there and see if I can get close enough to see if there is a card slot.
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 07:14:09 PM »
rotary dial ?

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2020, 09:43:04 PM »
I still remember the nice lobby booths of the 40's, 50's,  and 60's. For a while, I even worked for a company that repaired pay phones. That was a while ago.

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 12:08:50 AM »
If that company still exists, they are probably repairing ATMs.

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 10:50:41 AM »
They went under, shortly after I left. And I like to think that my leaving was what put them under... 😉

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 01:42:46 PM »
The next time you are there, give Jenny a call.  Her number is 867-5309.  ;D
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 03:39:32 PM »
Without the area code, that number is useless. If the story is true, I grew up in that area code ;D

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 04:06:54 PM »
Was back at at the phone lair today.

Abilene:

They have 12 belly buttons, no helicopter parts ::)

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No Plastic, just hard currency  ::)
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2020, 05:45:20 PM »
Was back at at the phone lair today.

Abilene:

They have 12 belly buttons, no helicopter parts ::)

Slim:

No Plastic, just hard currency  ::)
That is amazing.

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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2023, 02:52:58 AM »
Youngsters be askin' what the hell are those?? :o
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2023, 08:07:24 AM »
It's fun to watch those unfamiliar with payphones to try to play them like a slot machine . . .
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2023, 10:07:23 PM »
‘’Please deposit another 85 cents’’. Kaching -kaching -kaching -kaching. 3 quarters and a dime.
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Re: Rare sighting confirmed
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2023, 12:02:26 AM »
 Now that I think of it, the location of this lair of the wily critters was right on the path to the un-watering hole.  They may have been waiting there hoping to lure some unsuspecting prey into giving up some of their sustenance in hope of greater return.

I guess I may need to return to the site and see how their numbers are faring.
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