Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fewer Phone Booths for Clark Kent

That's right, the Man of Steel will need to find another place for his wardrobe change. With the popularity of cell phones, there just isn't the market for payphones that there once was. AT&T just announced that they are phasing out of the payphone business through the end of 2008. Payphones in the United States have declined across the industry from about 2.6 million phones in 1998 to an estimated 1 million phones today.

It is clear that consumers are in love with the convenience and peace of mind that cell phones offer. There are so many different kinds of phones and plans available. Some phones are geared to older adults, such as the Jitterbug which has oversized numbers and backlit buttons.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me where to buy a Jitterbug phone in the Lynchburg area?

About Us said...

Good question. We thought it was only for sale over the internet from their website. We'll take a look around and post our findings.

Generation Community said...

Ok! In Lynchburg, check out Best Buy. For more information, see our new post on the main page for August 5, 2008.