On my first trip to Argentina, before Skype, before international roaming (or at least before it was affordable), before prepaid calling cards, before you could phone on Messenger, before WhatsApp … if I wanted to call home, I went to one of these:
In a pokey booth like this …
… a meter would clock over every minute.
This was one of the few remaining that I saw last year in Buenos Aires. I kind of miss them, even though they could be expensive, and weren’t always open at the best hours to call home, given the time difference.