BT is to install multimedia payphones this year that will allow you to access your email, book airline tickets and make telephone calls.
The multimedia payphones will start appearing in the London area from December, John Swingewood, director of BT?s Internet and multimedia services division told ?Newswire?.
?We have been trialling our Touchpoint kiosks for the last 18 months and they?ve have been very successful so we decided to develop them further to offer Internet access,? he explained.
Customers who have accounts with BT?s free email service Talk21 will be able to access their email by either dialing via a credit card or a pre-paid phone calls. Anyone using the multimedia payphones will be able to access the Internet to find out cinema times, book travel or reserve theatre tickets, for example, via an inbuilt screen.
?Our aim is to give absolutely everyone Internet access for the price of a telephone call,? said Swingewood, who envisages that multimedia payphones will be available nationwide by the millenium.
The multimedia payphones will be installed in ?high profile? places such as railway stations and airports. Swingewood is confident that they will not be open to vandalism.
?We have done a lot of research into this area and they will be very robust,? said Swingewood.
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