The University of Virginia has decided (in 2010?) that it’s time to do away with landline telephones in student dormitories. According to an Associated Press article in the Virginian-Pilot:

The University of Virginia has removed about 3,850 land-line 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.

Over the summer the university finally removed about 3,850 individual telephones from residence halls. UVA explains that it will keep telephones in hallways and in staff offices.

UVA thus returns campus to the way it was in roughly 1982, when most students had to share a ‘phone at the end of the hall. [Image via]

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