what number, please

Walking along New Shekou Road this afternoon, I suddenly became aware of the abandoned, but still working telephones in this older, industrial area. I asked several pedestrians when was the last time you used a telephone (in a booth) and not a cell phone? Most counted the time on their fingers, guestimating between 6 and 9 years ago.

Impressions, below. And under that, a poll: When was the last time you used a public telephone in an outdoor telephone booth to call someone?

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