Telephone booth

A telephone booth or phone booth was a small structure furnished with a payphone or telephone and designed for a telephone user's own personal purposes within the Matrix. Phone booths are also used as exits within the Matrix.


The phone booths within the Matrix appear as a modern 1980s and 1990s booth with a vintage looking rotary dial telephone within the booth itself. The telephone comes in many different colors from black, white, and red. The ringtone is similar to the ringtone of a regular telephone, it uses a vintage sounding bell ring signal whenever the phone is receiving a call. Locations of phone booths vary all around Mega City.

The booth itself appears as a metallic constructed booth with glass walls to allow the caller/user to see his or her surroundings while talking and it also allows others to see if the phone booth is being used.

The phone booths are used by both bluepills and redpills within the Matrix but both types of humans use the phone booths for different purposes.

Bluepills use phone booths the same way as they use other telephone devices, they use them for personal uses and contact many different bluepills like: family, friends, partners, spouses, and company operating machines. The bluepills use cell phones for their own use without knowing about their true nature within the Matrix.

Telephone booths as ExitsEdit

Telephone booth escape

Trinity attempting to escape from the Matrix with a phone booth before being hit by Smith's incoming truck.

Redpills, however, use phone booths mostly as their way to exit from the Matrix. Using phone booths as exits is more dangerous for redpills and members of the resistance due to how they are for public use and they are also in the open where bluepills, agents, and other programs within Mega City can easily spot redpills leaving the Matrix.

When a redpill is in need of an exit, hovercraft Operators usually use telephones in an abandoned or private area to ensure safe exit from the Matrix. Redpills and operators use phone booths only in case of an emergency or immediate exit from the Matrix.


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