UVa Eliminates Landline Phones in Dorms

August 10, 2010

The University of Virginia has removed about 3,850 landline telephones from residence halls in a move that will save $500,000 annually.

The removal of the telephones marks the fact that today's students overwhelmingly rely on mobile phones. U.Va. also is upgrading the systems that deliver cellular-phone signals.

The university's chief housing officer, Mark Doherty, says students may request a land-line phone but he doesn't think many will.

Emergency phones in dormitory hallways and residential staff areas still will be available.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 100344289 - newsplex.com/a?a=100344289
Gray Television, Inc.