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AT&T to Remove Campus Payphones
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AT&T has announced that it will soon begin removing pay phones from various campus locations. AT&T's schedule for payphone removal will commence in mid-June 2007, with work activity projected to last a couple of months.
The majority of campus payphones will be removed, but some will be left in operation (see list below).
AT&T indicates the removal of payphones is due to low call volumes, prompted by the "ongoing growth of wireless phones and other mobile communications devices," which have "significantly impacted the demand for and usage of retail pay phone services."
Payphones Removed From These Buildings:
- The University Center (several locations)
- Law Library
- Agnes Arnold Auditorium
- Hilton Hotel (several locations)
- Roy Cullen
- Moores School of Music Lounge
- Moody Tower Lobby
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Quadrangle Dorms (several locations)
- Philip G Hoffman Hall
- College of Optometry
Payphones That Will Remain in Operation:
- Technology Building T2, third floor
- Hilton Hotel Lobby
- University Center Basement
For questions about the removal of AT&T payphones, please contact Information Technology Communication Services (ITCS) Customer Services at 713-743-1111.