NYC removes last payphone in the city to make way for 5G
Marked as an end to an era, city officials and LinkNYC removed the final New York City public pay telephone from 745 Seventh Ave. Monday.
The next home for the last payphone in the city will be at the Museum of the City of New York.
Officials say the initiative to remove the city's payphones started in 2014 to improve digital connectivity for New Yorkers through LinkNYC.
LinkNYC provides free public Wi-Fi essential for public events, content, education and more. They plan to expand the network with the rollout of Link5G this summer.