The last phone booth makes money for a good cause

The Czech operator O2, which until a few days ago was in fact responsible for the connection between the telephone booths, is sending the last copy of this device to the auction. This happened after the end of the operation of the last booth in the Czech Republic in the village of Hlubyně in the Příbram region. Symbol of one great telecommunication era has, through the auction, financially help to protect children on the Internet within the O2 Smart School program. The last telephone booth and the associated auction will be provided from each hundred crowns professional seminar for one pupil aimed at developing the skills necessary for the safe use of the Internet.

The last booth disappeared on June 17, 2021, exactly one year after O2 started commercial operation of the 5G network in Prague and Cologne. It is a subject at the moment Internet auctions on the Aukro server. And that’s up until Sunday, June 27. In addition to the mentioned booth, the Czech operator also put in other auctions several other thematic subjects.

The last telephone booth in the Czech Republic is the subject of an auction launched by O2

“The removal of the last booth is a symbol of technological development. Education is a key prerequisite for progress. Proceeds from the charity auction are therefore donated entirely to the O2 Smart School program, through which the O2 Foundation helps pupils and teachers in primary schools and children’s homes. to better understand the opportunities and pitfalls associated with the Internet, ”Describes Jan Hruška, O2’s Chief Technology Officer.

The greatest expansion of telephone booths occurred at the turn of the millennium, when there were 30,000 of them in the Czech streets. Since then, their number has been declining every year. The use of vending machines has declined significantly, in recent years many of them have called less than once a month and the booths became the target of vandals rather than a place to call. Revenues from calls thus fell far short of maintenance and operating costs. At the end of last year, the so-called universal service was terminated, within which the operator of the booth operated in municipalities with less than 200 inhabitants.

Try to remember: Where and when did you last call from the booth?

Source: O2


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