What's that ringing? If you're in a college dorm room, it's probably not a landline telephone.
Most university residence halls simply don't have them anymore. Some may still have a phone jack in the walls, but in many cases the jack is not activated.
Officials at campuses in the Kansas City area said that, for the most part, landline phones in campus housing have gone the way of typewriters.
It is another sign of more people cutting the cord to traditional phones and relying strictly on cell phones and the Internet.
Roughly one in six — 17.5 percent — of U.S. households in 2008 didn't have a landline, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Some colleges aren't stopping at dorm rooms, either. About 75 employees of Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga., went wireless earlier this month, the school's chief information officer recently told USA Today.