Hold the phone at UNSW

 “Desk phones are a thing of the past” UNSW told staff in December

The university announced it was moving to a new internet based system, with staff using laptops or “mobile devices” for telephony, with all handsets were due to be collected before Christmas.

University mobiles were also covered, which does not appear to have been universally well-received. “The project team received a substantial amount of feedback which was reviewed and carefully considered,” management advised this week.

“In reviewing the feedback, key themes were identified which made clear the need to retain a limited number of UNSW funded phones/services to ensure UNSW business and research can continue to be performed effectively.”

There is now an exemption policy which “will be very stringent and approvals will be permitted only in very limited circumstances.”

CMM suspects the exemption contact phone or laptop, will ring off the hook.