Giving New Life To Abandoned Phone Booth
With everyone owning a cell phone nowadays, the use of public phone has virtually become unknown to most.
In my personal experience, most if not all of the phone booth along Jalan Wong Ah Fook are in non-working condition at all!
On the other hand, the iconic red phone booths in the UK are still in demand, but not just for calls anymore.
In response to resident requests, British Telecommunications began selling the booths for £1 in 2008. At this point, more than 2,500 have been adopted.
In 2014, two London School of Economics innovators fashioned one booth into a free cellphone charging station on Tottenham Court Road, London.
The success of the solar-powered stall, visited about 80 times a day, led to funding for ten more across the English capital, and the inventors often receive queries from those around the globe who want to follow suit.
Bumped into @angelinajordan who googled 'free charge in London' and #solarbox came up! She took a tube to get here! pic.twitter.com/NLVudXiwen
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Rethinking design again this morning with @gvergaraII #solarbox #design #ergonomics pic.twitter.com/d5pBwGvL5R
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