Cut off: The last telephone booths in Hanoi
Telephone booths first appeared in Hanoi in the late 1990s. By 2003, the city was home to around 11,000 booths.
With the invasion of mobile phones, telephone booths were soon forgotten. In December 2012, public phone services were officially terminated across the country, and booths were dismantled.
There are only five phone boxes left in Hanoi, located in Thanh Xuan District. All of them are out of order.
No operation, no maintainance. The phone boxes have been left to rust.
A handset covered in dust.
For many Hanoians, the blue phone boxes are now just a memory.
Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
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