Party Line #5

Party Line #5

by Karl Anderson Author

The team behind FUTEL, the Portland-based free payphone project is back, using their technical expertise and radical imagination to connect the curious phone booth passersby with information, services, sass, and, if you select it, "a random concentration camp" on the US-Mexico border. The project was recently profiled in our local alt-weekly. This issue celebrates FUTEL's 5-year anniversary, reviews 2019's accomplishments (including installing FUTEL's first phone in Detroit!), logs calls, profiles other FUTEL-approved community projects, and eulogizes a Southeast Portland payphone that recently bit the dust in a dramatic way.