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Red telephone booth may disappear from the streets of London

September 12 2007

Red telephone booth may soon disappear from British streets. This stems from the active development of mobile communications - the inhabitants of the United Kingdom became less frequent use of payphones, resulting in phone booths have become solely a decorative object, non-income to its owners.

Over the past five years the number of booths has decreased by 33,000. Today in the UK more than a third of the remaining 62 thousand payphones unprofitable. The largest British telecommunications company British Telecom, which owns the booths across the country, suffering serious losses, writes The Daily Telegraph.

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