Originally Posted by fhall1
The only issue I had with that scene was where are you going to find a street nowadays where there's a payphone every 10 feet? Lucky if you can find one phone every 10 blocks.
It depends on whether the phones are working or not.
At this point, they probably stay until they break, then out they come. It's likely cheaper to leave a working phone in place than remove it if they don't have to.
Honestly, the thing that always made me laugh in the 70's and 80's were all the times you saw someone rip a page out of the phone book at a phone booth. I can't say I ever came across more than one pay phone that actually had a phone book available.
I wonder if there has ever been a scene in a movie or TV show where the guy goes to look up a number in one of those books, but finds the page has been ripped out....that actually would have been a good gag in T2: the T1000 goes to look up the name "Conner", only to find the page was previously torn out by the original Terminator from part 1.