U. of Southern California Replaces Students' Long-Distance With Videoconferencing

At the University of Southern California, long-distance telephone service for students is "out," campus officials say, and videoconferencing is "in."

Nearly a thousand students who live on the campus have signed up for a new videoconferencing service, which the university has decided to offer at no additional charge to the students after discontinuing long-distance phone service in university housing. University officials say most students on the campus own cellphones for making