These IC card public telephones were ubiquitous in the the late 90’s and early 00’s all over China, and Qingdao was no exception. This one is on the wall at the Zhanshan Temple, still there circa 2012.

Where would a monk keep an IC card?

Go old school and support the IC card phone system around Qingdao, before they disappear like beepers, bicycles, and the best of the brand Double Horses.

Relevant Links:
IC Public Calling Card Manual
IC Card Telephone FAQs
Qingdao Photos

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