Can anyone own a payphone?
How much can I expect to make?
Do I need a Special phone Line for the payphone to work?
What about long distance calls?
What about installing a counter-top coin phone.
Q: Can anyone own a payphone?
A: Yes, it is now legal in all states for anyone to purchase and derive the revenues from their own payphone.
Q: How much can I expect to make?
A: Small bars and pubs can average about $125 to $175 a month, bigger-clubs
can do $150 to $300 monthly. Good outdoor locations are in the $200 to
$400 a month range. Convenience stores can average about $150 to $300
cash and $30 to $75 on charge calls per phone. Restaurants can do $125
to $250 a month per phone, sometimes a lot better. *
Note: You also make money because you save
money on your phone bill.
Q: Do I need a special phone line for the payphone to
A: All of these phones described above can plug into a standard phone jack.
Many business owners tend to run the countertop phones off there existing
phone line as an extension phone (check with your local telco for any
rules and regulations). Some business owners also choose to run their
wall mount smart payphones off their line as an extension payphone. However,
for fraud protection, it is best to run the payphone on a dedicated payphone
line . If you have questions on what is best for your location and for
protection against any fraudulent calling, you can talk to a customer
representative at our company. We also recommend that you check with your
local telephone company to find out any applicable rules they may have.
Q: What about long distance calls?
A: Pay phone rates are programmed into this phone by MTS. For example., a
three minute long distance call will require the caller to deposit about
$ 2.35. Your actual long distance charge for the three minutes will be
approximately 45 cents so your profit is $1.95. (Charges and rates will
vary according to the distance of the call and the length of time of the
call). Note: The caller cannot continue talking without depositing money.
Q: What about installing
a counter-top coin phone?
A: There is usually no installation required for the counter-top coin
phone. Just plug it into the phone jack, set it on the counter and you
are ready to go.