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    Telstra payphones to become Wi-Fi hotspots

    Payphones have been suffering a slow death thanks to the rise of smartphones and mobile internet services. Where almost 40,000 boxes were in operation in 2009, less than 30,000 were still in use in 2013 with Telstra running 18,000 in 2014. Telstra will roll out 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia by mid-2015 by converting shops, customers and part of its ageing payphone network to include wireless broadband connections. https://youtu.be/Lh6o_L78a78