Schools Drop Landlines As More Students Carry Cell Phones

MILWAUKEE

Consumers are moving away from being tied-down by landlines. And so too are universities as more students carry cell phones.

Plenty of schools around the state _ including 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 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire dropped landlines last fall. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been without landlines for two years.

Glenn Gray is University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s director of residence life. He 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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