With the breakthrough of communication devices nowadays such as cellphones, seldom could one see a payphone or public telephone elsewhere, relative to times way back in the 90’s, perhaps.
Yet, its great importance remains significant as far as its sole purpose is concern.
This photo I took earlier today was inside a shopping mall. It is just one of the many payphones you can find inside establishments here in the Philippines, specifically in malls. Its number is still a clear manifestation that many still depend on it for communication, may it be directly or indirectly.
Out of mobile load? Need an emergency call? Go and find one payphone with a penny, and make more Hellos.