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Types of Public Telephones and How to Use Them

Digital Public Telephones

picture of Digital Public Telephones (green)
picture of Digital Public Telephones (gray)

How to use

  1. Lift the receiver, then you will hear a dial tone (continuous beep).
  2. Insert a telephone card or deposit coins.
  3. Dial a number.
  • * Telephone cards cannot be used during a power outage (when the screen display is off).
  • * If you deposit a 100-yen coin, no change will be given even if the call charge is less than 100 yen.

Analog Public Telephones

picture of Analog Public Telephones (green)

How to use

  1. Lift the receiver.
  2. Insert a telephone card or deposit coins, then you will hear a dial tone (continuous beep).
  3. Dial a number.
  • * Telephone cards cannot be used during a power outage (when the red light is off).
  • * If you deposit 100-yen coins, no change will be given. even if call charge is less than 100 yen.

How to use a public telephone during a power failure

Type of telephone/Service content Digital public telephone
(gray or green)
(ISDN lines)
Analog public telephone
(green)
(Analog lines)
Notes
Calls Coin Note 1 AvailableNote 2 Available If a power failure occurs during a call, the call will be interrupted and the coin or card will be returned. Redialing is necessary to resume a call.
Card Not available Not available
Emergency calls
(110, 118, 119)
Available Available  
Free-dial calls Available Available An analog public telephone requires the insertion of a coin; the coin will be returned at the end of the call. Note 1
Display Display screen Not available -  
Other Volume control Available Not available  
Voice guidance Not available Not available  
  • * circle : Available, Not available : Not available, - : Not installed
  • Note 1: A public telephone cannot be used if its coin box is full.
  • Note 2: Because digital public telephones (colored gray) are powered by batteries, they cannot be used if the battery runs down.
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