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  • February 12, 2016

    Exposure: You used to call me on a pay phone

    People think of them — when they think of them at all — as an outdated idea, another thing made obsolete in the age of cellphones and mobile Internet. Pay phones, once almost everywhere to help us call whenever we were away from our home landline, have rapidly disappeared as most people — even elementary school students — now carry mobile phones with them. But they still dot our cities and even highways, hiding in plain sight as they fade from the consciousness of more and more people. The exact number in the province is uncertain, although the MTS website says they install “thousands” throughout the province in an ad to entice business owners to put one on their properties. The cost to make a call is still 50 cents — unchanged since 2007, with the last increase (to a quarter) happening in 1983. And most of them still work, giving a familiar, but now harsh sounding, dial tone when you pick up the receiver.

  • Motel and Domo gas station. First Street North.

    Motel and Domo gas station. First Street North.   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

  • Brandon University’s School of Music.

    Brandon University’s School of Music.   (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

  • Greyhound bus depot, Sixth Street.

    Greyhound bus depot, Sixth Street.   (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

  • Mac’s Convenience Store. First Street.

    Mac’s Convenience Store. First Street.   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

  • Brandon Municipal Airport.

    Brandon Municipal Airport.   (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

  • Meadowlark Campground and RV Park, Trans-Canada Highway.

    Meadowlark Campground and RV Park, Trans-Canada Highway.   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

  • Greyhound bus depot, Sixth Street.

    Greyhound bus depot, Sixth Street.   (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

  • Husky gas station, corner of Rosser Avenue and First Street.

    Husky gas station, corner of Rosser Avenue and First Street.   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

  • Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.

    Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium.   (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

  • Shell gas station, First Street and Victoria Avenue.

    Shell gas station, First Street and Victoria Avenue.   (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)

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