Author Topic: Phone box to be removed at Seathwaite  (Read 675 times)

rural roamer

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Phone box to be removed at Seathwaite
« on: 08:12:36, 13/09/16 »

pdstsp

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Re: Phone box to be removed at Seathwaite
« Reply #1 on: 16:54:31, 13/09/16 »
Looks like BT have backed down:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-37347070


Good outcome.

old geezer

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Re: Phone box to be removed at Seathwaite
« Reply #2 on: 14:29:28, 04/02/17 »
Is there a mobile signal now at Seathwaite then.There wasn't two years ago.

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Phone box to be removed at Seathwaite
« Reply #3 on: 11:32:07, 05/02/17 »
This is the last thing on their minds, when old red phone boxes, or similar glass structures are earmarked for removal.
I know of two such boxes, one just outside Croesor, and the other on the roadside at Vaynol above Merthyr.
These old technology phones, get virtually no customers, and still cost BT significant time and money to maintain.


The one near Croesor, was there for years, was never vandalised, but has now been removed, because of its very remote location, and obvious cost of maintaining.

Just about every person now own a mobile phone, and if no signal is available, they presume the user will move around until they get one.


Heaven forbid, if someone gets stuck in Mid Wales, especially in the Caersws, llanbrynmair area, a mobile signal is almost unobtainable, and roadside telephones are things of the past.

I wonder if that phone box, in the middle of the Abergwesyn Common, nine miles from Tregaron is still there?
« Last Edit: 11:35:12, 05/02/17 by Dyffryn Ardudwy »

craven50

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Re: Phone box to be removed at Seathwaite
« Reply #4 on: 17:26:08, 05/02/17 »
Is there a mobile signal now at Seathwaite then.There wasn't two years ago.

Shouldn't think so :( . But since BT is a private foreign company thanks to a certain politician and the governments ethos at the time. They are removing public phone boxes wholesale. It's profit what drives them nowadays not a public service. Plus all  "public" transport. That gives me a laugh as well :(
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