The last time I had to use a payphone, it was because my phone errantly died (I sincerely hope that's what happens to Carrie Bradshaw here) and I was supposed to meet my boyfriend somewhere.
I remember being grossed out by all the germs of a shared phone, and got none of the nostalgia of being a teenager and using a payphone to call my mom to come pick me up from the mall. This Crosley 1950's Style Payphone returns all that nostalgia with none of the Purell — it goes in your home, and though quarters aren't required to use it, the coin slot works and the money gets deposited in the back of the phone — like a piggy bank!
On the other hand, vintage style aside, this could be gauche in the wrong setting. What's your take?