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Iphone App shows nearest payphone

App Uses Google Maps to pin point nearest payphone based on your location. ( you're gonna neeed it) App Uses Google Maps to pin point nearest payphone based on your location. ( you're gonna neeed it)

Finally an app that tells me where to find a payphone when my iphone decides to stop working. ( which is often)

Every time my Wife and I drive the 15 miles from our home into Town, we dread the long stretch of Interstate through the Metropolitan City. It's beautiful, but lonely, without any call phone coverage. AT&T seems to have a few gaps in coverage between my place and anywhere I want to go.

On this trip, with a little help from Google and Apple, I was determined to stay in contact with friends and family. We had two iPhones and two Android phones between us, allowing me to test Iphone App that show me the nearest payphone. On both the iPhone and Android and Apple's own mapping app for the iPhone. (There's no Apple app on Android.) These apps all have turn-by-turn voice navigation and will nag you with new directions if you make a wrong turn or try to go off-course.

I tested out the Google and Apple mapping apps before, but focused on how their walking and public-transportation functions worked in the city. I wanted to see how they performed for driving and outside of the comfort of a major metropolitan area. Sure enough the app on both phones was able to direct me to payphone ( if i was connected to WIFI) so that I may make a call.

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