Phone Boxes a thing of the past

Eircom are starting to remove phone boxes around Ireland as they become a tool of the past. With mobile devices so common there is simply no need for them anymore. Eircom did state however that there will “always be a need for phone boxes”!

In my opinion Eircom should have taken the initative some time ago and changed with the times. Why don’t, for example, Eircom add mobile phone express chargers into their phone boxes. Punters could pay a euro or two and have a little locker based mechanism – enter a pin code and you can go off for ten to fifteen mins and shop or get a coffee. Come back, enter your unique pin code and pick up a fully charged phone. Ok so its not their core business, but it would utilise a facility (the phone box) that is uniquely theirs and generate profits.

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