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Public phones?

Postby OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:28 pm

Since I couldn't get a straight answer in the other thread, only accused of making mockery, I'll ask it here...

ARE there public phones for if you're out and about and need one? Say when a theif robs you of yours?
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Re: Public phones?

Postby beaker » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:37 pm

yes, but not like at home. It is a woman usually sitting by a sign,can't remember what they looked like right now but once you see one you'll start seeing them around and you use her cell phone she'll will dial and then look up the time and charge you accordingly
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Re: Public phones?

Postby OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:40 pm

beaker wrote:yes, but not like at home. It is a woman usually sitting by a sign,can't remember what they looked like right now but once you see one you'll start seeing them around and you use her cell phone she'll will dial and then look up the time and charge you accordingly
nice, anyone got any khmer script on what the sign looks like? or a picture? would probably be good to know.
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Re: Public phones?

Postby General Mackevili » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:32 pm

They sit under umbrellas. That's it.
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Re: Public phones?

Postby horace » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:18 pm

At one time , well over 12 years ago , they did install proper pay phone boxes, there used to be one outside and to the feft of the Rising Sun. If i remember rightly you needed a pre-paid card to use them. They dived like German striker during a world cup .
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Re: Public phones?

Postby Username Taken » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:25 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:
beaker wrote:yes, but not like at home. It is a woman usually sitting by a sign,can't remember what they looked like right now but once you see one you'll start seeing them around and you use her cell phone she'll will dial and then look up the time and charge you accordingly
nice, anyone got any khmer script on what the sign looks like? or a picture? would probably be good to know.
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And, as Horace mentioned, there used to be these [pic below] with a prepaid card with Camintel. Don't know if these are still around, but there was a time when few peope had their own (mobile/cell) phone.

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I used one of these (back in the day) and honestly it was like trying to make a call from a third world country :shock: . Not an enjoyable experience.
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Re: Public phones?

Postby Jo Bold » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:58 am

One of these boxes is in front of the Camintel office on Ekareach Road in Sihanoukville, Dont know if its working.
More of them are stapled behind their fence (definitely not working).
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Re: Public phones?

Postby OrangeDragon » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:44 am

i thought those (the umbrella) were just places that sold sim cards.
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Re: Public phones?

Postby Username Taken » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:09 am

OrangeDragon wrote:i thought those (the umbrella) were just places that sold sim cards.
Well, now you know better.

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Re: Public phones?

Postby OrangeDragon » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:11 pm

Username Taken wrote:
OrangeDragon wrote:i thought those (the umbrella) were just places that sold sim cards.
Well, now you know better.

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