Moray Council has objected to four public telephones being removed by BT.
The telecoms company has proposed pulling out 14 of the booths in the region due to dwindling usage.
Yesterday the authority agreed to submit objections to try and keep the one at The Square in Tomintoul due it being near a defibrillator and having poor mobile reception and the one at Victoria Street in Craigellachie due to it being near an “accident blackspot” with nine recorded accidents in the last five years.
Concerns were also expressed about removing the call points at Covesea Road in Elgin and at Califer Road in Forres due to them having a combined total of more than 270 calls in the last year.
Meanwhile, further information is being gathered about the payphone at Farquahar Street in Hopeman before a decision is taken to object or not.
Councillors also agreed to recommend that the traditional red phone box outside the Cabrach post office and in Auchenhalrig, near Fochabers, are adopted by local communities if BT decide to end services there.
The council agreed not to object to the booth at Grant Drive in Forres being removed as well as at Linkwood Road, Bruceland Road and Fraser Avenue in Elgin, Fairisle Place in Lossiemouth and The Square and North Murrayfield in Fochabers.