Reply To: Old Phone boxes??
It entirely depends on the setting,
In heritage areas particularly small provincial towns, the old ones you speak of look best, but they are much more expensive to maintain due to the presence of multiple smaller components.
In City Centres the new ones look best and are easier to repair from the constant vandalism.
But as time goes on one can expect to see more of them removed and not replaced, in California AT&T removed nearly all public phones a couple of years ago.
The real pity is that many of them wern’t listed for preservation 30 years ago.