SHINee’s New Album Goods Are Making Fans Feel A Major Generation Gap

Do Gen Z’s know what these are?

SHINee is about to make their much-anticipated comeback after 2 and a half years, and as such, they’ve released the details behind the albums that fans can reserve online.

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The new album is called “Don’t Call Me”, and fans get to enjoy the aspect of picking the package that contains the fan goods they want.

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The fan goods include items such as photo books, posters, and postcards, but one item has younger fans feeling a major generation gap.

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The item in question is a public payphone card, and one young fan even took to the internet with much confusion.

What’s a phone card?

— Fan

Ever since mobile phones became common amongst the public, public payphone cards gradually dissipated in Korea as well as the rest of the world.

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But back when payphones were often used, teenagers enjoyed collecting payphone cards showcasing photos of their favorite idols.

While this is no longer a thing, SHINee paid a tribute to the good old days, and we’re all feeling a major generation gap.

SHINee’s new album is set to be released on February 22.

Source: Dispatch