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pay phones?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Sherlock115, Feb 9, 2016.

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  1. Sherlock115

    Sherlock115 Newbie

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    I only went to LV once years ago.I don't have a cell phone.Is there any payphones on the strip and where are they located please?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I am not judging at all. Just curious.

    No cellphone?

    (seems like they seem to have them in most casinos - often near elevators or business areas/meeting rooms)
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    The bigger question though is, how many of those are still functional?
     
  4. BadKarma

    BadKarma Low-Roller

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    Functional pay phone inside Paris down the hallway to the restrooms near the registration area. Used it recently. No cell phone for me either. :faint:
     
  5. Screwball

    Screwball Tourist

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    In all seriousness pay phones are still fairly useful for International visitors as alot of cell phone plans have ridiculous roaming rates.
     
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    JeJas VIP Whale

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    I have my cell phone but I don't think I made a single call during my last 5 trips in Vegas, not even once.
     
  7. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    I saw them in July when I was there and I took a pic because it was the first time in ever I've seen one.
     
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    I dont have a cellphone, know several other people who dont have one as well.
     
  9. martinr

    martinr High-Roller

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    I remember pay phones being discussed in The Hangover movie. Alan asked the CP front desk clerk if they had a bank of pay phones. I believe the reply was "..no".
     
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    I saw a couple phones in Paris as well... right at one of the entrances from the Strip. I damn near fainted and had no idea they existed.

    Upon a closer look, I noticed that they accept credit cards; did not notice a spot for coins...
     
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    I believe that was right around when he asked if the hotel was pager friendly...
     
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    I remember back in '82 I was in line at a pay phone bank at the Stardust. There was a guy in front of me on the phone with what appeared to be his boss. He told his boss, politely, that he was quitting his job because he won over $2k in a poker game. His wife was begging him not to and she had tears flooding down her face. To this day I think about that stupid bastard and hope against hope that he was able to get his job back.
     
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    martinr High-Roller

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    I was in Chicago Midway last year. There was an area where there were about 12 payphones. It was the quietest area I could find to use my cell for a call. While I was in there, a 30ish mother walked through and was giving her kids a history lesson about payphones. They seemed totally clueless about the concept.
     
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    joshk Tourist

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    If somebody contacts you on your pager you should then be able to find a pay phone fairly quickly. If there is not a pay phone available I would just send the person you want to contact a message through pony express.
     
  15. Sherlock115

    Sherlock115 Newbie

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    In Canada cells phone are expensive I would rather spend my on a trip to Las Vegas.
     
  16. Sherlock115

    Sherlock115 Newbie

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    Thank you.
     
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    Krh2o MIA

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    How much do you pay for a land line???
     
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    $24/mo. Includes caller ID. Need it for home alarm system. Cellular service is spotty at best out here. :cry:
     
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    Hi Sherlock, not sure if you mean you have a cell phone but the travel package is expensive. If Rogers is your provider, they have s new US package that is $5/day.
     
  20. ripper

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    Koodo, 60 bucks a month unlimited everything including North America calling. Thats not bad! I wouldn't call that expensive for canadians.

    There are still pay phones eveywhere in strip hotels. Just have to locate them. Aria still has them just off the main floor.
     
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