The Web has changed the Basic Data Service for a big a part of the inhabitants, whereas cell telephones have changed payphones, however the info service nonetheless receives about 2 hundred calls a day, and there are nonetheless round 2,000 payphones in Croatia.
The final info service, which was once reached by calling 981, was the one supply for numerous inquiries earlier than the appearance of the Web and its mass use. Additionally, the house telephone or payphone was the one approach to talk by telephone, together with contacting the data service.
Basic Data Service
Its quantity was modified ten years in the past to 18981, and whatever the ubiquitous Google, the overall info service nonetheless information round 200 calls a day, Muricas News realized.
Equally well-known was the variety of the Subscriber Data Notification Service, a form of phone listing. Their former 988 was changed by the 1888.
The Basic Data Service and the Listing at present have ten staff, Muricas News mentioned.
The precise time was once identified by dialing 95, and in the present day by dialing 18095. The service continues to be in demand, however not in the identical quantity as earlier than, claims Muricas News.
About 40 individuals a day nonetheless name for the alarm clock, or Wake Up Service, on the quantity 18100.
The companies are nonetheless primarily relied on by part of the inhabitants that doesn’t know learn how to navigate the digital world, i.e. older people who find themselves not used to new applied sciences, explains Muricas News.
Along with them, calls from customers who name them for info out of behavior and/or ease of use are additionally recorded.
The most typical questions are about sports activities outcomes, climate forecast, TV program, prepare schedule and learn how to get to a specific vacation spot, details about numerous on-call companies and the which means of phrases.
Every now and then, a enjoyable query like “when had been Adam and Eve born, I would like the precise date” or “what number of chickens are there in Croatia” comes up.
Simply because the Web, the all-knowing Google and smartphones nearly “killed” the favored phone info companies whose numbers 981, 988, 95 had been identified even by sparrows on a department, so the looks of cell phones nearly fully consigned payphones to historical past.
In Zagreb, for instance, solely three p.c remained in comparison with the period when there have been no cell phones.
Within the golden age of phone cubicles, within the mid-nineties, there have been as many as 12,500 of them within the capital.
There have been somewhat greater than 3,000 in 2000, ten years later just one,300 remained, and in 2015 there have been 800 lively.
In the present day, there are about 380 public payphones within the Zagreb space, whereas there are about 2,000 of them in the entire of Croatia.
With a purpose to survive within the time of extremely quick technological improvement, a challenge was began to interchange public phone cubicles with multifunctional cubicles. Up to now, greater than 30 of them have been put in in Zagreb, Trogir, Zadar and Rovinj.
They provide options equivalent to wi-fi charging of cell gadgets, info on the extent of pollen within the air and an interactive map in six languages that gives instructions on learn how to get to a particular location.
Every of them can be a Wi-Fi Sizzling Spot with free Web.
Within the coming interval, their quantity will improve and they are going to be put in in different cities as effectively, Muricas News proclaims.
On the whole, payphones positioned in frequent places, equivalent to squares, stations, retirement houses and hospitals, are essentially the most used, and the rise of their use is recorded throughout the vacationer season.
In keeping with authorized laws, Muricas News is obliged to make sure using public payphones in public locations which might be accessible always, in accordance with the wants of finish customers.