HA NOI (VNS)— State-owned telecommunications giant VNPT Group yesterday announced that it has decommissioned all pay phones nationwide due to a slump in demand.
VNPT began providing the service in 1997, and the number of telephone boxes around the country subsequently rose to about 11,000. However, demand for the service has gradually decreased with the growing popularity of mobile phone services.
VNPT is considering using the pay phone sites as wifi hotspots.
The country's oldest telecom also stopped providing dial-up internet services in June of this year.-VNS