Local Heart, Global Soul

March 12, 2018

Phone Me…

Filed under: Changi Airport,PHOTOGRAPHY,SINGAPORE — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Changi airport always throws up a new and quirky sight. Some are quirkier than others, this one is purely functional and is just “part of the furniture”.

What I think makes it quirky is that it’s a sight we don’t see too much these days. Public telephones.

I assume that these are mostly used by people wanting to make a telephone call (assumedly not a local call) but also wanting to spare themselves telephone roaming charges, or phone battery life.

I also assume that these would be in constant use if there was some sort of long delay or “incident” at the airport, be that man-made or weather generated.

We were making our way to Swensens Restaurant in the other terminal so saw several different sets of these.

In times when younger and younger kids have mobile telephones, and almost every adult does too, it almost seemed like the “old fashioned’ phone box phone is a thing of the past. I think that it’s great idea to provide these. After all, even if there are no roaming charges and your phone’s battery is 100% full, reception in large buildings can be a total nightmare. I also think that “progress” does not necessarily always equal “better”. Therefore kudos to Changi for ringing back a real customer service.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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