A Pay-phone is a type of Vending Machine found in Rapture. In a time before mobile phone technology, these devices helped the people of Rapture keep in communication across the underwater city with ease. Pay-phones are usually located in public places like malls, shops, and bars.

BioShock & BioShock 2Edit

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The distinctive bright red Pay-phone is found throughout Rapture, featured in BioShock and BioShock 2. These public phones were assembled and installed early in Rapture's history in 1948. The player can interact with the Pay-phones in BioShock (the rotary is heard spinning) and shooting/hitting a Pay-phone in BioShock 2 will cause a brief ringing sound, but they have no functional use in either game.

The information panel on the Pay-phone reads:


Operator - 2798848

Security - 4585504

Medical - 3062309

Other NumbersEdit

Burial at Sea - Episode 1Edit

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In Burial at Sea - Episode 1, Pay-Phones take the form of phone booths found on High Street and in Fontaine's Department Store. These phones offered citizens comfort and privacy, with a built in seat and sliding door.