We’re an amateur phone collective in Philadelphia! Are you a hacker, artist, or engineer? We need your help!

PhilTel is looking to install new (to us) payphones within the city of Philadelphia. Any payphone installed will be completely free-to-use, allowing the user to place calls within North America. Additionally, we would like to provide various experiences and services through the phones; these could be as simple as voicemail, fun as a phone number that randomly calls other payphones, or as complex as an integration with phone collectors’ networks to allow phone-phreaking and exploration!

PhilTel was founded in June 2022 and was inspired by Futel.

We are currently working on installing our second phone. Our first payphone is installed at Iffy Books and went live on December 17th 2022!

Here to learn about phreaking from a PhilTel phone? Check out our Phreaking page!

Want to program your Protel phone? Check out this post.


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