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Rodgers
04-10-2005, 09:46:32
Whats going on there then?

Wasnt Provost Harrison from Hull?

mr.G
04-10-2005, 10:01:04
Why are there phone boxes?

Gary
04-10-2005, 10:04:37
Hull is seperate from BT - they didn't join in when the rest of the country all amalgamated. I guess they can choose whatever colour they like.

Funko
04-10-2005, 10:05:17
Because Hull is still too primitive to have mobile phones?

Serious answer (because this is a serious forum for serious issues) - there are several independent (non BT) pay phone companies, maybe the one in Hull has white boxes.

Or they are racists.

Rodgers
04-10-2005, 10:16:23
Originally posted by Funko


Or they are racists.


Yea, you can only call South Africa off their phones

Provost Harrison
04-10-2005, 11:45:09
Originally posted by Funko
Because Hull is still too primitive to have mobile phones?

Serious answer (because this is a serious forum for serious issues) - there are several independent (non BT) pay phone companies, maybe the one in Hull has white boxes.

Or they are racists.

:p

We're talking about the same time the rest of the country had red phone boxes - years ago. I remember the white phone boxes in the 80s but now they are glass things that you see anywhere else, if you still see them due to the rise of mobile phones.

But it is due to the fact that the telecommunications provider is not BT, it is Kingston Communications...

Provost Harrison
04-10-2005, 11:46:06
You don't see many of them unless they have been specifically preserved or in a museum...

Rodgers
04-10-2005, 12:04:39
Yes you do - I even saw a modern style BT box with the top plastic bit in white rather than red.

Provost Harrison
04-10-2005, 12:07:20
I really don't go around looking at the top of phone boxes I'm afraid...but yeah, white phone boxes are a tradition...

Rodgers
04-10-2005, 12:24:40
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
I really don't go around looking at the top of phone boxes I'm afraid...


I was kind of looking out for them as my wife was saying "they're all weird in Hull, their phone boxes arent the right colour".

Provost Harrison
04-10-2005, 13:07:22
Says someone from Sheffield :lol:

Rodgers
04-10-2005, 14:46:50
I'm not weird!!

:p

Venom
04-10-2005, 14:50:10
Phone box doesn't even sound right.

mr.G
04-10-2005, 14:57:07
booth wizzz your tongue between your front teeth......... schjtoepit language