Hello? Hello ? There will soon be nobody on the line. The government has decided to remove the 40,000 remaining telephone booths in France by 2017. They are too expensive to maintain and the widespread use of mobile phones has already almost retired. Even if some mayors and the association Let's lose the thread fight for their maintenance, there is little chance that they do not disappear from the landscape. The Macron law, which ratifies their dismantling, was passed.
Yet cabins are a big part of our story: when you had to queue for a phone call; when, in conversation with the beloved, one trembled at seeing the credit run out at great speed; or when we took refuge there to avoid the rain ... Our Belgian neighbors experienced the same wrenching last May: their last soundproof booths were also put out of service. On this occasion, journalists from RTBF (the national public service) produced an interactive web documentary. Confidences of former users, moments of glory in the cinema, history, models ... just click to discover the great and the small stories of these places of various effusions. You can even leave your own anecdotes or photos on the associated Facebook page, always active. Story not to hang up right away.