NI&S is pleased to provide a variety of cellular service providers, a selection of phones, and a wide variety of service plans ranging from basic "pay as you go" arrangements to bundled voice and data packages or broadband data cards. Service providers available through NI&S offer in-state service options or nationwide coverage; international options are also available.
Options for equipment and accessories are available through the service provider. Not all pricing, availability, and features may be available as listed.
Each service provider has different strengths and weaknesses in its coverage. When considering which service provider to use, it is important to consider both the service options and the area in which the service will be used most often.
Cellular services are only available to deparmental Faculty/Staff customers. NI&S does not offer cellular service for students.
Please visit the Network Infastructure & Services Service Rates page for current plan offerings.
Please contact Customer Service at 540-231-2800 for current pricing and ordering options.
As of October 20, 2017, NI&S will no longer offer US Cellular service plans for university-owned mobile devices. Current customers can retain their existing plans and options. If a customer needs to make any change in service, NI&S will assist in a transition to either Verizon or AT&T.
Available Service Types
Voice only service provides the user with basic voice service in the selected calling area. Voice options include text messaging packages, but cannot be used for any web applicaitons - including email.
Voice and Data
Voice and data is the type of service generally used for smart-phones. This service has both voice options, and data (web browsing) options. Text messaging is also included in this package.
Aircard, or mobile-broadband, service is used to connect a computer or other device to the internet from any location.
Available Cellular Accessories
NI&S offers a limited amount of basic celluar accessories lisited below. Departments may choose to purchase additional accessories from a vendor of their choice.