Last payphones removed from Copenhagen

End of an era as Denmark phases out public payphones.

The last remaining public payphones are being removed from Danish streets as Denmark scraps the system entirely in the era of the smartphone.
There are believed to be some 500 payphones across the country, down from 3,000 just a decade ago.
However the remaining telephones were removed recently, leaving authorities with the final task of removing the booths, which were first introduced in Denmark in 1934.

Britain is currently scrapping around half of its remaining 40,000 phone boxes amid a severe decline in their usage. At their peak in 1992, there were 92,000 phone boxes in the UK, before the onset of the mobile phone.

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