UVA Removes Residency Land Line Telephones
Another sign of the times, as the University of Virginia removes about 3,850 land line telephones from residence halls. As Charles Fishburne reports, students just don’t use them anymore.
That’s because they all have cellphones.
Doherty: I think you're right there. I think that the implications of technology, particularly among our students, who are really note-worthy early adopters, is something that we really need to keep an eye on.
Mark Doherty is University’s Chief Housing Officer. He says getting rid of almost four thousand landlines will save half a million a year, and they’ve instead invested in better cellphone reception on campus.
A few emergency and convenience landlines will still be available, and students can still request one, but Doherty doesn’t think there will be very many.
Doherty: Probably something you'll see in the Smithsonian rather than experience in daily use.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News