We are licensed to provide a public telephone service. All public payphones will allow you free calls to emergency services on 112 or 999, and access to the operator. In most other cases all calls are chargeable to the caller and payment is accepted in Sterling. Our payphones accept the following coins: 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. Payment by phonecard is not accepted neither are credit or debit cards.
Generally speaking all our public payphones are located in areas that allow access 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The exceptions are those payphones installed in public buildings that have restricted opening hours.
Provision of public payphones is covered in guidelines that have been agreed with the Isle of Man Communications Commission. These guidelines are available for download on our website. Please see the document download area at the bottom of this page.
Payphones provided by other Parties
In addition to the public payphone service, some cash payphones are connected to our lines by organisations and businesses such as clubs, pubs, hotels and shops. These are not the responsibility of Manx Telecom and are not covered here. The rates at which these phones charge should be displayed alongside the phone, please report any difficulties, e.g. losing money, to the provider of the payphone.