T-Mobile Phone BoothE is a soundproof cube where you can take calls, charge your phone, and more


April Fools’ Day is still a few days away, but it looks like T-Mobile is getting in on the “holiday” a little early.

T-Mobile today announced Phone BoothE, its modern take on the phone booth. Many people nowadays have their own phone, but talking on it while you’re out and about can be difficult because of all the noise happening in the outside world. Phone BoothE aims to help by giving you a private place to take your call in peace.

The Phone BoothE is a soundproof, vertical rectangle that you enter by using your T-Mobile phone and the Phone BoothE app. Once inside, you can plug your phone into power and use Magenta Pages, a large vertical screen that connects to your phone and lets you browse the web and take video calls on a big screen. You can also use that big screen to set a background of your choice, like a cityscape or landmark, and snap some selfies to post online.

T-Mobile says that it’s placing Phone BoothE booths around New York City, Washington D.C., and Seattle. Everyone will be able to access the Phone BoothE during the preview weekend, but eventually it’ll only be available to T-Mobile customers who have the Phone BoothE app.

Here are the specific locations where you’ll be able to find T-Mobile’s Phone BoothE this weekend:

NYC (all locations 9AM – 5PM)

  • Friday – Rockefeller Center North Plaza
  • Saturday – Bowling Green (South side)
  • Sunday – Battery Park (Near Town Green/Castle Clinton)
  • Monday – Rockefeller Center North Plaza


  • T-Mobile Park at the T-Mobile 5G Experience (next to Henry’s Tavern) during Mariners games

Washington D.C

  • Outside the Treasury Building (15th & G street) 9AM – 5PM

While T-Mobile doesn’t directly say that this is an April Fools’ Day joke, the image URLs on T-Mo’s website do include the phrase “aprilfools”. The idea of having a quiet place to take a phone call or charge up your phone around the city is something that’d likely appeal to a lot of folks, though.


Source: T-Mobile (1), (2)

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  • dtam

    not the worst idea….until bums pee it them

    • Probablynot

      Jinx! Also, I have a great idea for that. It would protect endangered animals and increase revenue for local gov’ts…tweaker hunting passes. Like $5k per pass. This will work, trust me.

  • Probablynot

    This would actually be kind of cool as a concept, especially if the charger was QC compatible (get like 10%+ in a 5 min)….if it weren’t for the inevitable destruction by tweakers and vandals. People are terrible.

    • JG

      They’d also be a great place for T-Mobile to hide some of their 5G microcells…

      • none

        This. T-Mobile could offer phone charging, and WiFi hotspot + 5G microcell.
        It also increased brand awareness, because people will see it every day.

    • Pal

      They could offer wireless charging only

  • Tony Wu

    Use it for free when you add one line, cost will be deduct from your next bill statement. lol

  • riverhorse

    In NY booths will always be taken by either homeless sleeping contorted or by hookers servicing their johns.

    • superg05

      it’s locked can only be unlocked by mobile device

  • JG

    You know it’s real because we tacked an E at the end… WOW!!!

    lol…. Poor AT&T, Having both of its underlings snipping at its heels…

  • Homero

    E means fake lol

  • marque2

    They do have similar things at some airports. It is within the realm of normality and already existing “technology.”

  • Android_God

    This is the lamest attempt at an April Fool’s gag! FAKE N3WS!