T-Mobile Introduces Private Phone Booths for Making Calls, Surfing the Web, Taking Selfies

By Anna Breuer on 29 March 2019
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Times Square in New York City

Times Square in New York City

T-Mobile USA will offer its customers the use of private high-tech phone booths in several cities.

The soundproofed phone booths, which are only accessible by T-Mobile customers using a special app, will offer multiple amenities a large vertical display that can be used for video calls or browsing, power for charging including compatible cords, and a “social mode” on the vertical display that can be set to display a variety of backgrounds suitable for a selfie.

The booth offers protection from the elements and bad weather and T-Mobile says it’s “quiet AF” inside the booth. The self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” said it is offering the phone booths after its customers said it is hard to find a quiet place to talk on the phone or surf the Web when walking around the city.

The initial deployment is limited to New York City, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., although the company says it will add additional cities later in the year.

The Phone BoothE app will be available shortly for iOS and Android devices. It will allow T-Mobile customers to reserve a timeslot, adjust the mood lighting, and add more time to the visit.

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