Although B155 primarily serves as the nervecenter for McMurdo Station (houses admin, the galley, and our base store) there are some quarters. And in a hallway on the second floor are two card operated Telecom New Zealand payphones.

It never occurred to me that we'd have them as everyone has phones in their rooms. Now that I think about it, though, we do need to cater to the dozen or so Kiwis who work here during the summer. It would also make sense to be able to make a local call to Christchurch for making plans once we get off the ice. All phone calls from private and office phones downlink to the US mainland, putting a hamper on someone making a cheap call to NZ.

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