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Google To Turn NYC Payphones Into WiFi Hotspots
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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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7/21/2014 | 4:54:47 PM
Re: Googel pay phone plan
>I wonder what kind of data Google wins from this arrangement.

To say nothing of the NSA. 
Lorna Garey
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7/21/2014 | 4:50:45 PM
Re: A good use
So, was it just for nostalgia purposes? Or, in case a local superhero needed a changing area?
ChrisMurphy
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7/21/2014 | 4:43:20 PM
Re: A good use
I saw an actual phone booth -- Superman style, with the sliding door and all -- last week, and it struck me at how rare such booths are and how ubiquitous they used to be. This one didn't have a phone in, it was just the booth.  
Laurianne
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7/21/2014 | 4:30:15 PM
Google pay phone plan
I wonder what kind of data Google wins from this arrangement.
zaious
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zaious,
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7/21/2014 | 3:41:38 PM
A good use
This is goign to be a good use of resources (land space). This is an example of how a nice transition to newer technologies can make lives better.
anon8893269626
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7/21/2014 | 2:01:08 PM
Free WIFI
This might be a reason to move to NYC. Google is more than interested in bringing interent to people they have been working on several different programs that would bring WIFI around the globe. Will keep an eye out for who might win this payphone endevor. 

Sincerely,

Misty

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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/21/2014 | 1:16:37 PM
Cable companies howling?
What's been the reaction from incumbent cable providers? I imagine that such a proposal in the Boston area would send Comcast and Verizon into damage control mode, complete with pending legislation to shut the project down.

Also, who knew there were still so many pay phones in NY?
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