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    Praatpaal



    This is what we Dutch call a "praatpaal":

    "Praatpaal translates as talk pole. It's a roadside telephone system for calling roadside assistance. The system started in 1960 and within a few years had coverage on any highway in Holland.
    Well, times change, and next week the system will be terminated. Which means there is mobile network coverage at any location in Holland and over 99% of car drivers have a mobile in the car.

    Do you have a system like this? And if so, is it likely to become obsolete?
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    Nothing like that here , no motorways and if your car breaks down you can probably walk home in five minutes

    in the UK they still have telephones every mile on the motorways iirc

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    Yeah most motorways still have roadside phones.
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Yeah most motorways still have roadside phones.
    But would you use those i case your car broke down, or just use your mobile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    But would you use those i case your car broke down, or just use your mobile?
    My mobile... but I guess lots of people still don't have one.. especially old people... and sometimes no signal for mobiles... in dips etc
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    Holland. Thanks for a glimpse of Holland.

    Thailand. Here also have similar device, not so friendly looking like the yellow phone in Holland, but it is there.

    I've seen people using it before. But you have to risk your life to use it because... it's dangerous.

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    We have them here on some country roads, probably more widespread on the east coast. They all come equipped with solar panels on top to keep them going independently. The modern versions probably have sim cards in them and operate much like a mobile phone.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GGrass View Post
    Holland. Thanks for a glimpse of Holland.
    Yes, now show us your women Rak!
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Yes, now show us your women Rak!
    I go to Thailand for that.. 555

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    Got them across the Nullabor. Not much mobile coverage,nor likelihood, across there so plenty of life in them yet.
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