According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the number of pay phones in the US dropped to 1.5 million in 2003, down from 2.1 million five years earlier - as the number of cellphone users surged. In Maine during that same period, the number of pay phones declined by almost half, says [Maine state Rep. Herbert] Adams.
Yet not all Americans, especially older Americans, have cellphones or live in places where coverage is available or adequate. Not to mention the human factor: inadvertently leaving a phone at home or forgetting to recharge the battery.
Link. Unfortunately the decline of the phone booth brings an end to Colin Farrell sniper morality plays as well. But at least we have Kim Basinger crime thrillers to keep us occupied.