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Thanks to KRA, xnor, G Upshaw, Landline Creative, M Hansen, Daniels Memorial, and PAZ for siting public telephones.

Futel’s 2018 operations are funded in part by a donation from Nelson.

Futel’s 2018 operations are funded in part by a donation from the Impact Corps Program.

Thanks to the Precipice Fund, Calligram Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Nelson, Awesome Ann Arbor, Awesome Portland, Russell Senior, the Personal Telco Project, Free Geek Portland, ToorCamp, and Ctrlh for their support.

Thanks to Drew at MOHDI and B. Davis for donating labor and materials. Thanks to B-Line Urban Delivery, Hobotech, and Snaptortoise for donating services. Thanks to everyone who has donated time, money, expertise, and materials.