Cell Phones Only, Please

Consumers are moving away from being tied-down by landlines. And so too are universities as more students carry cell phones. Many schools — including the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay and Madison and Marquette University — are eliminating landlines in most or all of student rooms this fall.

Landlines have been slowly disappearing from colleges. Alverno College and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire dropped landlines last fall. UW-Milwaukee has been without landlines for two years.

Glenn Gray, director of resident life at the UW-Green Bay, says the majority of students on campus have cell phones and it’s not worth the cost any more of offering landlines when students don’t use them.

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