The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is phasing out land-line phones, instead using the money it once spent on the seldom-used technology on wireless Internet, the Daily Nebraskan reports. The land lines cost the university up to $700,000 a year. Now, the school plans to only buy a third of its normal service for the 2008 fall semester and, by the start of the 2009 calendar, won't be signing any more phone contracts for housing at all. This also means there will be about 2,500 orphan phones fated for recycling; students who still want a phone can pay $9 a month.
With the money saved from phone lines, the school plans to spend $900,000 on wireless Internet.