Yet another phone booth set to disappear

January 30, 2024 10:17 am in by

It’s a sign of changing times, but yet another North-West public payphone has been earmarked for removal.

Tesltra has advised it’s planning to remove the phone booth at Claude Road near Gowrie Park unless someone can come up with a compelling case for it’s retention.

The telco is calling for public submissions, with a final decision on it’s future to be made on March 20th.

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The Claude Road phone is the only one in Tasmania of 18 around the country currently earmarked for removal by Telstra.

It follows on from a similar fate for a public phone booth at Stowport, with Telstra announcing last month, following public consultation, it would proceed with removal of 38 phone booths around the country, including the one at Stowport.