Pay phones are nearly dead breed, because who doesn’t have a phone in their pocket or quick access to one? But instead of getting rid of all the old pay phones, NYC is redesigning many of them to be 21st century hubs of information. The above picture is an illustration of the winning design of the NYC Payphone Design Challenge. Called “NYFi”, it’s a large touchscreen where people can not only make calls, request information, get directions and even get new MetroCards.
It’s an old school black rotary phone that’s been modified into a cell phone, so you can carry it everywhere and look like the coolest dude on the block. And it’s only $200!
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First, we heard about NYC yellow cabs getting a facelift and now New York is planning on replacing its outdated, old fashioned pay phones with high tech smartphones that will be supported on ad revenue.