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CAN ANYONE HELP WITH UK PAYPHONES Answered

can anyone help with either how to make or where to get the tools to open the coin box on uk payphones

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msc

10 years ago

lol i did think of a wing and a pray but it is still locked

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msc

10 years ago

actually I have a old 1989 payphone bought at auction minus the keys I want to convert the old rotary tone dial to a pulse dial keypad and replace the coin slot to accept new coins and would like to do this without ruining the looks of the phone by having to drill out the locks and trying to find a lock of nearly the same style as they have been superseeded by new better locks I purchased the coin slot and keypad from a bt approved company in the midlands but understandably both them and bt will not tell me how I can remove the coins once they are in the box incase I do what you all think I want to do perhaps i should have been a bit clearer first of all

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okoshimamsc

Reply 10 years ago

try google... or a small amount of explosives... .remember your only supposed to blow the bloody doors off

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Goodhart

10 years ago

I don't know how it is in the UK, but over in the states, that is a Federal offense.

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

It is also an offence over here - theft at least, plus vandalism, and I think there are specific laws regarding damage to public utilities. Pleas don't try it, msc, since BT have been known to remove payphones from areas where they are vandalised, and they can be lifesavers in case of accidents.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Well, I know that, but not in the context you used it...;)

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Lithium RainLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Oooo, here's another: "SOmebody has flown a plane around the Earth on one tank of fuel." teehee...

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Ooo, a future Proof reader in our midst ??? :-)

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

I know, but you found those whereas no one else had
:-)

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okoshima

10 years ago

the big question is why do you want it? as i can think of a few legal reasons for wanting one and i know there is a few sources of these around...

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Goodhartokoshima

Reply 10 years ago

The person seems to be asking for a way to "make the tools" or where to "get the tools" to open coin boxes. If this is the case, this is highly illegal on all counts.

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okoshimaGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

not on all counts.... if its one that he owns or is owned by someone else and he has permission to do so... then its legal...

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Goodhartokoshima

Reply 10 years ago

I was taking the point of view from the context of the message: to open the coin box on uk payphones meant several payphones residing in the UK, out there, somewhere. *shrug*

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okoshimaGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

ah, i see your point... now i feel like a moron -_-

thank you fo pointing that out... *thinks*

to the topic poster: a tube of personal lubricant and some pain relief will probably be needed afterwards