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Offline bart

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Russian token
« on: May 29, 2008, 11:34:42 PM »
I received this Russian token. It is made of brown plastic.
Any ideas?

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Re: Russian token
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 10:21:23 PM »
Good for one phone call in Moscow. The legend on the top picture is TAKSOFOON (pay phone). MGTS stands for Moscow City Telephone Service. These were still around in the '90s, but, as in most countries, pay phones are disappearing quickly and replaced by mobile phones.

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Re: Russian token
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 09:02:34 AM »
Thanks Peter, for clearing this out.
I should have known this, but my knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet is not what it used to be.

By the way, you found a picture of an attractive example of a taksophone. ;D ;D

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Re: Russian token
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 04:47:46 PM »
This model looks slightly crumpled, but otherwise in excellent state, but remember that the picture may be ten or more years old now. Whatever the case may be, it is far better than the plump, ugly looking models produced under communism. They were just not a pleasure to look at and often not useful when you needed to talk to someone. Personally, I like the modern, mobile models that are always close to you, with nice, rounded curves, gaily coloured, user-friendly and not too many buttons so you can get connected anywhere you like.

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Re: Russian token
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 10:56:57 PM »
I was not looking at the phone... >:D

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Re: Russian token
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 11:11:47 PM »
Then read my last message again with a different frame of mind >:D

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Re: Russian token
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 08:19:50 AM »
I was not looking at the phone... >:D

Bart ;)
Neither was I.

"... but remember that the picture may be ten or more years old now."
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"Whatever the case may be, it is far better than the plump, ugly looking models produced under communism."