With nine out of 10 college students now carrying cell phones, a growing number of schools are pulling traditional telephone landlines from dormitories, setting up special cellular service, and providing college-specific cell phones.

Morrisville State College in upstate New York has replaced the landlines in its dormitories with cell phones. The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania plans to drop traditional phone service in its dorms this fall, except for a few house phones, and stay in touch with students via their personal cell phones. Austin College in Sherman, Texas, plans to use mainly eMail to...

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