New rules could protect 5,000 phone boxes

As many as 4,000 phone boxes could be saved from decommissioning thanks to new safeguards proposed by Ofcom.

Public phone booths have been a fixture on British streets for decades, however the advent of the mobile phone has led to a dramatic decrease in use. It is estimated that 96% of UK adults own a mobile phone while payphone call volumes have fallen from 800 million minutes in 2002 to just seven million last year.


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