Number of pay phones in Sweden to drop to 1,800 in 2012

Monday 9 January 2012 | 16:51 CET | News
The number of pay phones in Sweden continued to decline as the Swedes' mobile phone use increased, according to Swedish operator Telia. The number of pay phones fell from 44,000 in the early 1980s to 2,100 in 2011. In 2012, their amount will be further reduced to 1,800 units. One of the main reasons behind this decrease is that Telia has to remove its pay phones from the train stations owned by Jernhusen, which controls 65 of the country's railway stations. Jernhusen chose not to renew the contract with Telia. Telia had to give up the contract as Jernhusen's counter-proposal involves

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