BT is apparently getting desperate. They're now thinking about setting up a system to let people download music at phone booths, in an attempt to add more value to the increasingly pointless boxes. However, as The Register notes, considering how much the iPod has been a target of street muggings, this doesn't sound like the smartest idea. Of course, an even bigger question is why? How many people are going to be so desperate to download a new song right now that they have to rush over to the nearest phone booth, stand there, and download a new song? It seems like a fairly small market. Even worse, it's likely to be obsolete fairly quickly. As faster wireless solutions become more common, it's only a matter of time before portable music devices have their own wireless connection to download songs over the air. If BT really wants to get value out of their phone booth real estate, they should use them as a place to put wireless radios for the sake of expanding wireless internet coverage.
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