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UNCW Cell Phone Connection

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A new mobile program at UNC Wilmington aims to keep students connected to campus. UNCW'S new mobile education program is the brainchild of professors Jeff Brown and Ron Vetter. They've spent the past year developing a way to make the lives of students a little easier, with the help of something most young people use any way. Brown says, "they've always got this phone in their hand. Texting is something that they are very comfortable with. It's really their preferred means of communication for a lot of them, so we wanted to provide information to them this way." At a time when mobile phones can do just about anything, both professors wanted students to be able to do more with their phones. Students can text message to receive grade information, real-time shuttle bus schedules and get special deals for events and restaurants. Vetter says, "anyone with text messaging or with a text messaging plan on their phone can text to 90947 and can use any of the services we've talked about including the UNCW events, including the coupons to your phones including sporting events that we will be making available." More than 600 students have already signed up for the service. More than anything, students say texting could not be more convenient. UNCW senior Cliff Dupree says, it's much more simpler to just text a few numbers to the school and wait thirty seconds to get your grades back and hopefully they will be good." Students also have access to information on free movies being shown on campus. Of course with using this service, standard messaging rates apply. For more information: http://myMobEd.com www.uncw.edu/mobile

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