WAP deal leaves students quids in

11th August 2000 at 01:00
STUDENTS enrolling for full-time courses at a Derbyshire college will be able to buy WAP phones for just 99 pence, writes Steve Hook.

The phones, which retail at pound;80, were bought for pound;9 each in a deal between BT Cellnet and Derby Wilmorton College. Wireless Application Protocol phones allow users to access the internet and send and receive e-mail as well as make ordinary calls.

The college's 1,100 students will now be able to link up to lecturers on e mail and access the college website. Good attendance could earn them free vouchers for the pay-as-you-go phones.

Recently the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service said it hoped to give free WAP phones to sixth-formers to help them track the progress of the university applications.

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