Karl Anderson

is creating Futel




per month

About Karl Anderson

Futel installs free public telephones in public locations, providing phone service, voicemail, social service directories, human interaction with our staff of volunteer operators, and telephone-based audio zines, puzzles and challenges.

We are primarily driven by the basic needs that we see on the streets every day, by giving something away that is cheap for us but valuable to the recipient. But we hope that we can also build a tower of Babel on top of that, a monument of telephones and switching networks and cascading psychological structures which will give the community something else as well, something we may not appreciate until it has forever changed us.

Futel is a 501(c)(3) organization through CTRLH, and all donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about us at futel.net, or dial 0 from any Futel phone.
$91.32 of $100 per month
A payphone, enclosure, pedestal, massive cement base, computing and telephony hardware, various metal and concrete accoutrements, a year of service, and all volunteer labor costs maybe $1000, depending. If we install one of these a year alongside our more numerous and cheaper alternatives we will achieve our objectives within our lifetimes.
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