Brazil's Status as World Pay-Phone Holdout May Finally End

  • `Nobody uses public phones anymore,' says Oi CEO Gontijo
  • Number of `orelhoes' would be cut to 450,000 from 900,000

Brazil’s public pay phones -- known as “orelhoes,” or big ears for their unique shape -- may start vanishing from the landscape as early as next year, and with them millions of dollars in costs for Oi SA and Telefonica Brasil SA.

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