What is a Phone Parlor and What are Phone Parlors used for?

Phone parlors, or discount calling enters, are stores where immigrants can buy time to call their native countries at discounted rates.

Dominicans started them for people from their own country, but now they are used by other Latinos, such as Mexicans and Peruvians.

They can be found in New Jersey and in New York City, particularly in the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Washington Heights.