Hungary's public phone booths adapt to the world of cellphones

Some unused booths even find new lives as libraries, internet connecting points or even public toilets.

Hungary still uses public telephone booths

It's the age of cellphones which are growing by the millions every year across the globe.

But even in this day and age, Hungary uses public telephone booths.

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Over 5,000 coin-operated public telephone booths are still there

More than 5,000 coin-operated public telephone booths are still in use in Hungary despite the widespread use of cellphones, according to the country's largest telecommunications company, Magyar Telekom.

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Telephone booths turned into libraries

Some unused booths even find new lives as libraries, internet connecting points or even public toilets.

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Few Booths still function in Budapest

One-third of the booths still functioning to this day can be found in the capital, Budapest.

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