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Red telephone booth may disappear from the streets of London

September 12 2007
06:40

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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