Are Phone Cards A Cure For The Bashed In Booth?

Keeping pay telephones in working order on the streets of New York City is a job suitable for Superman. New York Telephone Co. owns 8,100 sidewalk pay phones within city limits, and there were 90,000 reports of phones out of commission last year. The phone company says about three-quarters of the outages were from vandalism--usually from thieves breaking into the coin boxes.

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