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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 18. July 30, 1968

Waiting to use 'phones

Waiting to use 'phones

Photo of students waiting to use the phones

There-seems to be a case for more telephone call-boxes In the Sub.

There are Two boxes in the foyer near the stairs on the ground floor end two boxes opposite the men's common room.

Queues of five or six students waiting to use the phones are quite common and often more than a dozen are waiting.

Peak demand periods occur when students coming in from lectures arrive en masse in the Sub.

Recently a survey was conducted among 28 students in the common rooms waiting to use the phones.

Twenty-four claimed that they usually had to wait about five minutes before a phone became available. Seven said that they had waited ten to fifteen minutes at least once recently.

Two claimed to have waited half an hour or more.

Three said that they never waited if there was a queue, but used the phones only if they were available. All those interviewed thought that four call boxes were inadequate.

It is evident that at least two or three more phones and call-boxes would help remedy the situation.