17-Jun-2016 (Fri) Wherein the planet has been ever so slightly hacked.

The payphone now has a mini-snarkatron attract-mode! Maybe now people will realized that it Does Things and isn't just a pretty face.

So many people go over to it to pose with it for photos, and when they pick up the handset they go "OMG it's ringing!!" and immediately hang up and run away.

Drilling a hole through a payphone is not easy. They built these things to take some abuse.

8 Responses:

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    Minnie Snarkatron = burlesque name.

  2. Nice build! : o )

  3. dan says:

    All millennials are terrified of speaking on the phone. The sound of a ring is enough to strike terror into their heart.

  4. Andrew says:

    Has anyone brought in a simple microcassette recorder yet?

    • Eric says:

      It doesn't have a dial tone....

    • Steen says:

      I did leave a quarter tone as a voicemail message. Which means for a while I had a Red Box app on my phone, and for some reason I could not convince anyone else that was hillarious.

  5. blue pill says:

    Does the message say "Operator. Neo, is that you? Please get off the line, I'm expecting an important phone call. No, not from you, coppertop. GET OFF THE LINE!"

  6. You're not kidding about the abuse thing. Those phones are built like tanks, and I sort of suspect they could survive a strike by one. After the bombs fall, the pay phones will be the only things left.

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