Thunder Bay court house gets pay phone

Following yesterday's CBC News report on the lack of pay phones in the building, Tbaytel installed a phone on the main floor.

Tbaytel finishes installation hours after CBC News reports on the lack of phone

The new pay phone at the Thunder Bay court house. (Heather Kitching/CBC)

The Thunder Bay court house now has a pay phone.

Following Wednesday's CBC News report on the lack of pay phones in the building, Tbaytel installed a phone on the main floor.

The company had previously halted the installation because it was concerned the building's thin granite walls wouldn't support the units, the company's manager of corporate brand communications, Katie Crowe, told CBC News.

Court house visitors told CBC News they were frustrated by the lack of pay phones in the building.

Lawyer Mason Millar said not everyone has a cell phone — and people have important decisions to make when they're at court.

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