You knew this was going to happen.
As soon as they announced they were shelving the penny you knew things were changing again and stuff would start going up.
That’s my Dad talking, but he was right.
This week Bell announced it wants to increase the price of a local phone booth call from 50 cents to a loonie.
The company says without the increase pay phones will slowly go the way of the doh doh bird and the penny.
Okay so neither of these two really has anything to do with the other but something stinks almost as much as the receiver in a phone booth.
Here’s a long distance connection. It’s all part of the Royal Canadian Mint revamping things.
It not only involves discontinuing the penny but also changing the loonie.
Apparently the new technology coins are not recognized by standard phones so upgrades are needed.
MMmm wonder if that pay phone upgrade might include a sand blasting, boiling and general disinfecting of the hand set?
If it does, I say go for it!
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