From SwissInfo: Telecommunications: Switzerland calls time on phone booths
On the move
The first box was installed in 1881 in the Fraumünster post office in Zurich. Peak booth was reached in 1995, when more than 58,000 could be found dotted around Swiss villages and cities.
However, the success of mobile phones at the end of the 1990s heralded the decline of telephone booths. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of calls from Swisscom cabins fell by 95%.