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Facing extinction due to ubiquitous mobile phones, Britain's classic red telephone boxes are being saved from death row by ingenious conversions into all sorts of new uses.It is one of thousands of phone boxes which are enjoying a new lease of life.British telecoms giant BT plans to remove 20,000 more by 2022 .It says most of its phone booths lose money, while maintaining them costs 5 million pounds ($6.7 million) a year.Overall, 33,000 calls are made daily from phone boxes, a drop of 90 percent in 10 years.Several hundred phone boxes now house cash machines, while others are being turned into free and ultrafast Wi-Fi booths mainly paid for by advertising.It has already bought 124 redundant phone boxes, which it rents out for 360 pounds a month.
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