[WATCH] Memoirs of a payphone: Stephen Grootes nostalgically recalls using one

On the #AfternoonDrive, Stephen Grootes touched on finding solutions for traffic light theft, and nostalgically recalls his experiences using a payphone.

Grootes says that organised gangs with guns are stealing traffic lights and even batteries. He adds that the Joburg Roads Agency even placed security in the area but they ended up getting shot.

Grootes says that South Africans might not have a choice when it comes to using traffic lights, and adds that there seem to be no other options left.

It really is incredible that you cannot keep a traffic light.

Stephen Grootes, 702 presenter

On the topic of industrial public devices of the past, Stephen recalls his experience with payphones. Stephen asks if listeners remember the tone that played before inserting coins, or even the use of card in the machine.

I’ve been trying to remember the last time I used one and I think it would have been in the late 90’s.

Stephen Grootes, 702 presenter

_[WATCH] On the #AfternoonDrive, Stephen Grootes asks listeners when last they used a payphone_


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