Updated 03/19/2012 10:59 PM
Pay Phone Company Wants To Install Public Computer Kiosks Across City
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The pay phone of the future could soon be coming to the city.
Pacific Telemanagement Services, the company that owns thousands of public pay phones across the city, says it is going to replace them with computer kiosks that connect to the World Wide Web.
Each will have a 22-inch touchscreen, complete with a camera for video applications.
They will also have electrical outlets so New Yorkers can charge their phones and laptops on the go.
Pacific Telemanagement Services is planning to install the kiosks in train stations, hospitals and schools.
It is also hoping to work with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to get the kiosks in subway stations.
The company says the goal is for the Internet to be free, paid for by advertisements in the kiosks.