Why would I post something like Pay Phones under "General Survival"? --- I just want to ask the general, preppers around here what they think of this recent experience. 2 Weeks ago, I was getting ready for Church. And my phone (a Home Phone) had quit working. So I said to myself "No problem, I'll just go to the local Laundry around the corner and use their payphone." I live in a nice (typical) middle class suburban neighborhood a little outside NYCity. I usually walk to church, but it was too hot.... So I went to the Laundry to call a cab... and there I found? NO Pay Phone, just an empty concrete slab where it used to be. So I then went to a nearby CVS, and... again, NO Pay Phone in the vestibule... Ok- now, determined to actually find a Pay Phone, I went to 2 local gas stations. Again, NO Pay Phone. It was a hot morning so, instead of (stubbornly) trying to find one just to PROVE I could find one... I borrowed a cell phone from a Gas Station attendant and calld my cab.... Yesterday I walked around town. Not a Pay Phone.... ANYWHERE. Not even at the local (1/4 of a mile away) Rail Station. There was a parking ticket-meter, and two Train ticket stations... but NOT ONE SINGLE Pay Phone in sight.... ANYWHERE. So I just realized that if you were out like, at night- just on the street here (in my town) with no phone? And if nobody was nearby to borrow a cell? You'd NOT be able to call anybody. And maybe your chances of finding a payphone are likewise as small in the next town over. I guess the ONLY devices we can call from now are: Home Phones, Computer Phones, iPads / iPhones or Cell Phones of other types... Anything with a MAC address / IP address. I HAVE used a payphone recently. But the Pay Phones, were in a far away town at a huge bus-depot... And THAT, is the only pay phone I know of. And it's about 8 miles from me. As of 2 years ago, I'd seen a couple articles on the internet... regarding the "disappearing Pay Phone"... If I were in a Jam, and needed to communicate... (and nobody else were around with a cell phone) it'd be "interesting". Thoughts?