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The last hour of the telephone box suggests

In the West of Switzerland, it is already history, in the German part of Switzerland your last moments on earth will disappear by the end of November: The phone booth. Engineers have built the last copy of valley of the Saane river on Thursday. At the very end, with the cabin on the 28. November.

On this date Swisscom in Baden AG is the last phone booth in the country, as the media place on Thursday at the request of the news Agency Keystone dismantled SDA announced. The second to last copy at the train station Romanshorn TG is degraded in the course of November.

the phone booth and to millions of your submitted oaths of Love, tears messages, alarms, and banalities of Everyday life an Era in the history of the Swiss telecommunications ends. From the Swiss Townscapes a striking Element, disappeared into the cabins once stood, but at literally every corner. Swisscom does not want to sang the removal of the last cell in Baden because, even quietly behind him. How the media betrayed, there is a special occasion, and the piece comes in the Museum for communication in Bern, to his last honor.

of Almost 60'000 cabins in the country

The telephone cabins experienced in 1995, the peak of their dissemination. At that time, more than 58'000 of these houses were in the villages and cities of the country. The first telephone booth was set up in 1881 in the fraumünster Post office in Zurich.

The success of mobile telephony ushered from the end of the 1990s, the decline of phone booths. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of phone calls dropped from the cells according to Swisscom to 95 percent.

in 2018, was also the legal obligation for Swisscom to operate as part of the basic supply of telephone booths. 90 percent of the booths were dismantled at this time already, because according to them there is no need for more inventory. Since then, constantly more degraded.

Some found a new use such as a retreat in a large office space, book exchange place, Fumoir, or interactive puzzles cabin. Who want to make a in the garden, could afford the 3500 Swiss francs per cabin plus Transport. (fal/sda)

Created: 31.10.2019, 16:05 PM

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