When is the last time you saw a payphone...and it worked? I think Adam Levine was the last person who actually used one and that was back in 2012.

Well, if you're feeling a little nostalgic and have a quarter to spare, I found a payphone in Rockford and it actually works; you've probably even used it before, and I can't believe it took me this long to notice it.

Every day after I work I workout at the Y down on Madison and I typically park in the same spot; but because of winter break, the gym has been a little bit busier than normal and I had to park clear on the other side of the lot. That's when I notice it, and think to myself, "holy cow, that's a payphone; I wonder if it works?" Sure enough, I pick up the phone and there's a dial tone; I quickly dig in my pocket for quarter to make a call and it rang right to my boyfriend's voice mail. Call me a nerd, but I thought that was pretty cool.

Mandy James, TSM
Mandy James, TSM, working payphone in the parking lot of the ID Pennock YMCA

Are there other working payphones that you know of in Rockford?


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