UWEC Hangs Up Campus Phones

UWEC Hangs Up Campus Phones

The blue emergency phones at UW-Eau Claire are going away.

The school this week said they are removing the iconic blue telephone poles and phones that allowed students to call the police. UW-Eau Claire Police say no one really uses them. Officers say they’ve seen only three legitimate emergency calls from the phones since 2015. Instead, officers say, students use their cellphones. UW-Eau Claire’s Brain Drollinger says cell phones are faster and more reliable. The university says crews will remove the blue phones over the summer.

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