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Markymark6,609 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I'm sure most phone boxes by me don't have any branding now, plain windows with one or two sides covered in adverts, often they don't even seem to have a door on anymore.


One of the two local phone boxes here was converted into an ATM with the payphone (the early 90s style with a coin slot) one the side of it.

The only 'modern' adaptation was the mag stripe reader added in the noughties.


The last remaining bank in a large village near me closed, taking with it the only ATM. So the zero revenue earning phone box was converted into an ATM. It didn’t take long ( three weeks) for it to be totally flatened in a ram raid. That was two years ago. It was never reinstated. A great shame, but phone boxes given their position next to roads are easy targets. I think it was/is a BT run initiative?
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London Lite gave kudos
thegeek4,813 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I'm sure most phone boxes by me don't have any branding now, plain windows with one or two sides covered in adverts, often they don't even seem to have a door on anymore.


One of the two local phone boxes here was converted into an ATM with the payphone (the early 90s style with a coin slot) one the side of it.

was that not New World Payphones who did the kiosk with the integrated ATM?
London Lite10,266 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I'm sure most phone boxes by me don't have any branding now, plain windows with one or two sides covered in adverts, often they don't even seem to have a door on anymore.


One of the two local phone boxes here was converted into an ATM with the payphone (the early 90s style with a coin slot) one the side of it.

was that not New World Payphones who did the kiosk with the integrated ATM?


Not my one. This is how it looks.

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Hatton Cross3,183 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Abysmal. And worse, its one ad/graphic design agency having a go at the creative work of another company in the same line of work.
Public turf wars, if you like.

The irony is what they came up with as being 'better', in their version, is actually far worse.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
DanielK3,443 posts since 1 Oct 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
On its own in black it's certainly a bit...dull. But with all the purple branding on the other page I don't think it's too bad. The shimmer effect gives it something in a world of plain 2D logos.

Happy to see the back of the messy sphere anyway.

Is it normal though for companies to sit on a rebrand for over 3 years? Seems like a very long time.

My company started it's next rebrand not long after the launch of the existing brand (knowing that we were about to buy an equally large company) and that was back in 2014...we've still not rebranded!!