Saturday, 29 October 2016

Phone box to be removed

BT intend to remove the payphone kiosk by the bus shelter opposite the entrance to Persh Lane.  It is one of 40 payphone boxes in the Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Gloucester area that BT intends to remove.

According to their records, only 20 calls were made from this box in the last 12 months.  There is now a period of public consultation, which ends on 14th January.  BT say that around 98% of the population has the use of a mobile phone with 3G or 4G coverage, from which emergency calls can be made even if the phone has no credit.

If you want to object to this removal, you should email or write to BT payphones, pp 4th Floor Monument TE, 11-13 Great Tower Street, London EC3R 5AQ.  You will need to keep proof that the email was sent (or apply a read receipt) or obtain proof of posting a letter from a post office.

1 comment:

David Jones said...

The people at BT shot themselves in the foot when putting the minimum charge to use a phone box at 60p - to talk (I think) for up to an hour!

Who in their right mind would make a quick 1 minute call and pay that much?

Who in their right mind would stay on such a phone for the one hour permitted?

It's a pity we don't have an enclosed one which could become Maisemore Library!