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Remote Maine Town To Get Rid Of Its Public Interest Payphone

May 30, 2020

One Maine village has decided to get rid of its lone remaining public payphone due to a lack of use.

Wytopitlock, a remote unincorporated village near the New Brunswick border, made the announcement earlier this week, according to the Associated Press.

It is considered a public interest payphone in that it does not cost anything to use to make local calls and emergency calls. There are 34 phones like it scattered throughout the state.

However, town fire warden Steve Waite told the Associated Press that it’s rarely used and that the town could find a better way to use the space.



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