When you think of phone-booths, the first thought or the visual that come into your mind are the iconic red booths. Remember those classic red phone boxes that used to dot the streets of the UK? Well, since the invention of the mobile phones, they are not in use, at all in that case. So did you ever think what would happen to them?

They might not be making calls anymore, but they’re definitely not going to waste! Credit to BT’s Adopt-a-Kiosk program, these iconic booths are getting a second shot at life, and the results are pretty awesome. Scroll down to check this cool project which has a decent popularity below.

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Since the year of 2008, close to 7,000 phone booths have been given a makeover through the Adopt-a-Kiosk program. And the transformations are seriously cool and practical as well! From defibrillator units to mini art galleries and even coffee shops, these revamped kiosks are becoming the heart and soul of their communities.


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Communities all across the UK are getting in on the action, with more than 2,300 areas taking part in the program. It’s amazing to see what people can come up with when they put their minds to it! From history museums to school libraries, there’s no limit to what these adopted phone booths can become.


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So, who’s eligible to adopt one of these collector’s item? Well, it’s open to local councils, charities, and even private landowners with a phone box on their property. Unfortunately, us regular folks can’t adopt one directly, but if you’re really keen, you can always reach out to BT’s supplier X2 Connect to see what’s available.


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With each repurposed phone box, we are not just preserving a piece of history – we are also injecting a whole lot of character and charm into our communities. So here’s to the red phone boxes of the UK, proving that even old classics can still steal the show! Drop down your ideas in the comments section below!


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