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Payphone Of The Future Arrives In Perth CBD

In the first major update since 1987, the next generation re-imagining of the old-school phone booth has arrived.

Twelve new digital booths were unveiled in Perth's CBD on Tuesday, with a national rollout planned for five Aussie cities over the next two years.

Behold...

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The new booths have wifi, USB charging docks and touchscreens which displays stuff like public transport.

Telstra last upgraded part of its payphone network in 2014, converting some of its payphones into wifi hotspots.

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The telco currently holds a 20-year, $3 billion contract to provide payphones until 2032.

Fairfax

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