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Little-used Boston pay phone kiosks could become Wi-Fi hot spots

Public pay phones are a rarity around Boston these days, lonely sentinels from a time before cellphones revolutionized — for better or worse — the way people stay connected.

Now, city officials want to explore an idea that could once again make the kiosks a destination for residents and visitors: transforming them into beacons of free, wireless Internet connections.

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