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



10 years ago

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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*

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