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Pay phone down on Summer Street outside Macy's

Garrett Quinn came across this sad sight today: Two of the last working pay phones in all of Boston, knocked to the ground on Summer Street in front of Macy's in Downtown Crossing. Quinn, a grizzled old-school reporter, says he picked up the receiver on the top side to see if it was still working: He says he got a busy signal.

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I suspect the phone "came out of nowhere".

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Was the phone wearing a helmet?

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you gotta understand...

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Phone was too close to the street should’ve been more on the sidewalk.

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I admittedly had no idea that there were still pay phones around. I guess these must've been the last of them. (lol)

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There's another pair in DTX on Washington St. near the McDonalds.

I think there is still one outside of Back Bay Station

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Used to be one at Mass & Newbury, next to the old bus stop. Construction might have gotten that one torn out

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… was on it’s mobile, wearing headphones and not wearing high viz.
Because I see that all the time!

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