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Number of payphones

How many payphones are there?

Less than 500000 in the United States

We can only estimate how many payphones are there.  Everyone knows that a payphone is a public telephone, often located in a telephone booth or a privacy hood, with pre-payment by inserting money-coins, a credit or debit card.  There are less than 500,000 payphones in the United States.  Moreover, independent payphone service providers operate roughly 450,000 of those payphones.  Did you know that payphones process 1.7 billion calls per year?  Payphones are valued by many people in all over the world, not only in the United States.

This fact is verified on : June 17, 2013.





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