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Payphone

Man arrested after phone booth vandalised

Police arrested a 28-year-old man after a public pay phone was vandalised in Mongkok early yesterday.

Thursday, 8 February, 2001, 12:00am

New phones - passengers responding positively

I refer to the letter from Yu Yan Chan headlined, 'Hoping experiment short-lived' (South China Morning Post, May 27).

With a view to improving facilities at East Rail stations, a new type of touch-screen telephone called 'PowerPhone' was introduced in April.

10 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Change stays put for rail link

Airport railway stations will become hi-tech telecommunication hubs, but the big changes won't do away with the use of small change to make phone calls.

About 218 pay phones, 21 phone card vending machines and 24 interactive tourist guides will feature in stations along the rail link and the Tung Chung line when they open next year.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

New World wins airport licence

New World Telephone (NWT) has won an exclusive concession to outfit the new Chek Lap Kok airport passenger terminal with its PowerPhone touch-screen pay-telephones.

The Airport Authority awarded NWT a 60-month licence to provide a minimum of 335 multimedia pay-phones, 20 conventional pay-phones, 45 courtesy phones and 10 phonecard vending machines.

20 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Call for action

No one will ever know if any lives were lost as a result of the fault affecting emergency calls on 1,700 payphones. But the possibility is deeply worrying when it concerns a service whose reliability the public has every right to take for granted.

15 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

MTR train phone

The first payphone will be placed inside an MTR train today in a scheme which, if successful, could result in more being installed. It will be placed in a modernised carriage and callers will require a Hongkong Telecom SmartCard.

14 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Telecom company pays for mistake

The reputation of the nationally-owned telecommunications company, Telstra, has been severely bruised by a row over hidden charges.

19 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Ensuring sufficient time for complete call

I AM writing in response to the letter of your reader Olive Chawla, published in these columns on December 27.

17 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Guards jailed for theft from public phones

SIX security guards were yesterday given prison sentences ranging from four to 16 months for stealing $428,741 from public payphones.

13 May 1995 - 12:00am

Telecom bans use of $10 coins

HONGKONG Telecom announced yesterday it had temporarily barred the acceptance of the $10 coins in its credit-card and coin phones.

The company found the inconsistent specification of the $10 coins had caused coin jams.

The two types of phones account for 2,800 of the more than 8,500 pay phones in the territory.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

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