New Orleans to remove dozens of abandoned pay phones

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New Orleans is removing dozens of abandoned pay phone kiosks across the city that have become obsolete with the widespread use of cell phones.

Posted: Mar 6, 2021 11:06 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is removing dozens of abandoned pay phone kiosks across the city that have become obsolete with the widespread use of cell phones.

In a news release, the city said that a contractor would be removing a total of 77 pay phone kiosks.

After the kiosks are removed they will be put up at public auction.

As part of the $60,000 contract, the contractor will also repair the damaged sidewalk after removing the kiosks.

City official Ramsey Green says it's “a big quality-of-life win for residents who live in these neighborhoods.”

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