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The title is just crap and I am sorry for that. I have been wondering for a while but no way I can find a good title. And the Old School thing is so cliche...

The number of public phones seems to have decreased in recent years due to the popularity of mobile phones, but they are still numerous. Local calls are possible from any public phone, but international calls can only be made from certain phones. Telephone cards, which can be used instead of cash, are sold at kiosks and vending machines.

Currently, you will find mainly the following three types of public phones:

Green phones are the most common public phones. International calls are possible from some. Coins and phone cards can be used.

Grey phones are also very common. International calls are possible from most grey phones. Coins and conventional phone cards can be used.

Orange phones are the newest type of public phones and have also become quite common. International calls are possible, and coins and IC cards can be used.

In addition, you might still encounter some older types of public phones, for example, pink phones, which accept only 10 Yen coins.

But let's be true. Noone ever use public phones. I used it for a long time at first because no mobile phone company would provide me with a cell phone at the beginning : a foreigner not working and not yet having a bank account nor the now necessary Japanese stamp. The phone booths in Japan are quite old now and dirty for noone cares about what will happen to them. That's really a pity.

This one is the first of a serie I wanna create about "My mobile phone and I" in Japan.


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