In the continuing loss of coin telephones, the New York Daily News reported that 25 phones were removed from the Brooklyn federal courthouse. However, 14 still remain. Eastern District of New York court executive Eugene Corcoran said the feds were paying the phone company a monthly fee of $75 per phone. "The ones we took out had virtually no income, $2 or $3 a month," Corcoran told the Daily News.
While lawyers may bring cellphones into the building, the general public must check them in the lobby.
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There are a number of secured facilities where cell phones are not allowed. How patrons of such facilities will be able to make phone calls without pay phones has not been answered.