Some 56 per cent of public payphones have an average daily revenue of less than HK$1. Photo: SCMP
Some 56 per cent of public payphones have an average daily revenue of less than HK$1. Photo: SCMP
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Should Hong Kong say goodbye to public phone booths when more than half of them earn less than HK$1 a day?

  • About 46 per cent of the city’s 3,400 public payphones are in street kiosks, which critics say get in the way of pedestrians or take up too much space
  • Others say it’s time to think out of the box and add new functions to revive them

Some 56 per cent of public payphones have an average daily revenue of less than HK$1. Photo: SCMP
Some 56 per cent of public payphones have an average daily revenue of less than HK$1. Photo: SCMP
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