NEW ICON: ISOLATED DESERT PAY PHONE ATTRACTING FANS
TEMPE, Arizona (Wireless Flash) -- A pay phone booth miles from
civilization is turning into a bizarre tourist attraction.
The phone booth is off Interstate 15 in California's Mojave
Desert and is located 15 miles from the nearest town -- literally
in the middle of nowhere.
This Thursday night (Aug. 27), the remote phone booth will
become a telephonic Mecca thanks to a Tempe, Arizona, man who is
so fascinated with the pay phone booth that he's invited people
from around the world to meet him in the desert and pay homage to
the bizarre booth.
Computer expert Danneels admits he's so
intrigued with the remote pay phone that he's dialed the number
every day for more than a year just to see who might answer.
So far, he says the phone has only been picked up
once -- by a woman who told him the booth has been in the middle
of nowhere since the 1940s.
If you're interested in calling the boonies in the remote
chance that someone will answer, here's the number: 760-733-9969.
To get to phone, take I-15 and get off at Cima Exit and follow telephone poles down dirt road.