Paying for individual telephone land lines in college dorms can add up quickly; the University of Kentucky has managed to cut $840,000 in costs by omitting land lines in dorm rooms. According to the University of Kentucky, the majority of students prefer to use their cell phones. Land lines are available for any student upon request, however, and there are still land line phones in common dorm areas for emergencies.
Cutting land lines out of University of Kentucky dorms has resulted in a total drop of land line phones from 3,060 to 260. They've used the savings to upgrade student Internet connections and to circumvent a rise in housing cost.