The last phone booth, which still had the logo of the defunct telecommunications company “Bell System” (a blue bell inside a circle) visible on the phone and which had survived the age of cell phone, was located at the intersection of Seventh Avenue with 50th Street.

The booth actually belonged to Titan, a company that in 2010 bought the remaining 1,300 phone booths from Verizon (the biggest phone supplier in New York) to use as advertising, but they have all disappeared over the years.

In 2015, New York City Council began installing state-of-the-art kiosks (now 2,000) that allow New Yorkers to have free “wifi” within a close radius, charge mobile phone batteries and make free calls.