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Telephone boxes not making money says MT

Thu, 28 Nov 2013


Keeping a number of rural telephone boxes in operation on the Island isn't economically sustainable.

That's according to Manx Telecom which is planning to decommission six boxes - including five traditional red ones.

An online petition has been set up campaigning against their removal - it wants to create a community function for the iconic boxes instead, turning them into libraries or tourist information points.

Marketing director David Smith says the mounting costs of the telephones outweigh the benefits:
 

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