Communications - Colleges, Offices Are Scrapping Landline Phones:
Jennifer Wunder, an associate English professor at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga., says she likes to keep her college-provided cell phone handy to send text messages and e-mails to students.
Wunder, 38, says her interaction with students is way up because she's reaching students on the same device they use.
'It's an incredible educational opportunity,' she said.
On Jan. 7, she'll join about 75 fellow employees who will unplug their office phone and go wireless for good, said Lonnie Harvel, the school's chief information officer.
The public college is one of a growing number of businesses and organizations across the USA that are shedding traditional land lines and replacing them with cell phones or voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) technology in an effort to save money during tough economic times.