A friend of mine went backpacking through South America. He took his old blue box with him because he had heard rumours about them still working some places. He kept trying it all over the place with no luck. Until one day he got off the bus in some small dusty place. He had to make a call home, so he figured he'd give the blue box a try again, and it worked! Granted, he likes to exaggerate sometimes, but he said it worked perfectly. Maybe they cant afford to upgrade the phone system there, I'm not sure. Does anyone else know of any places where Blue Boxes work?