Verizon Wireless offers nationwide coverage. The current coverage quality in the Blacksburg/Montgomery County area is very good. There is ample signal strength for walking and driving on the main campus, and there are many locations where the signal strength is adequate for good in-building coverage.

Verizon also has options for international travelers.

PLEASE NOTE: International travel with data devices can be expensive!
Be prepared by contacting NI&S Customer Service at 1-6460 well in advance of international travel to obtain the correct global plan(s) to minimize overage charges.

Verizon Available Equipment

NI&S does not maintain a list of available phones on our website. Use the link below as a list of available equipment only.

Currently available Verizon equipment.

You may see sale prices, coupons, term commitments and other offers from the service provider that only apply to personal accounts. We purchase from a Federal Supply Contract, and the offers on the individual service provider's websites do not apply.

Please contact Customer Service at cssnis@vt.edu to obtain the contract pricing for the cell phone or device that you are interested in.

Verizon Cellular Service Plans

Mobile Broadband Data for Tablets, Hotspots, Embedded CDMA modules and USB Aircards

VZW 4G Mobile Broadband Unlimited Data

$48

Smartphone Voice & Data Plans

All bundled voice and data plans include unlimited in-network calling, unlimited nights and weekends*, and unlimited domestic TEXT/PIC/VIDEO messaging.

VZW 400 Calling Plan Plus Unlimited Data

$56

VZW 600 Calling Plan Plus Unlimited Data

$71

VZW 1000 Calling Plan Plus Unlimited Data

$85

* Unlimited Night hours: Monday-Friday 9:01 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.

Unlimited Weekend hours: 12:00 a.m. Saturday - 11:59 p.m. Sunday

Smartphone Voice & International Data Plans

VZW 400 Calling Plan Plus Unlimited Global Data *

$74

VZW 600 Calling Plan Plus Unlimited Global Data *

$89

VZW 1000 Calling Plan Plus Unlimited Global Data *

$103

* Contact Customer Support Services prior to international travel to add global plans.

Voice Plans - available with Data Plans

VZW 400 Calling Plan

$33

VZW 450 Calling Plan

$36

VZW 600 Calling Plan

$48

VZW 900 Calling Plan

$59

VZW Unlimited Calling Plan

$63

The VZW 400, VZW 600 minute voice plans above include 200 domestic TEXT/PIC/VIDEO messages.

Data Plans

VZW PDA Unlimited (add on data plan for Voice Plans above)

$44

VZW PDA Unlimited Data Only (for data only Smartphones)

$41

Data Options

VZW Tethering Mobile Broadband Connect (Hotspot service)

$12

Global Data

VZW Global Data CDMA 300 MB *

$125/month

VZW Global Data CDMA 100 MB *

$30/month

* This feature is used on mobile broadband devices in select countries where plan is available. Contact Customer Support Services at 1-6460 prior to international travel to add global data options. These plans are pro-rated for cost and MB by length of time used.

Voice Options

WPP Asurion Handset Insurance* (for loss, theft, or damage during first year)

$6

TEC Asurion Handset Insurance* (loss, theft, damage, mechanical/electrical defects after one year warranty expires)

$12

VZW Push to Talk

$6

VZW Text/Pic/Video Messaging Unlimited

$12

* these insurance plans carry a deductible. Please contact Customer Support Services for details.

In-State Only Voice Plans - not available with Data Plan

VT In-State Only Basic Calling Plan   “pay as you go” $0.19/minute, $0.67/minute when roaming

$12

VT In-State Only 200 Calling Plan

$24

VT In-State Only 600 Calling Plan

$41

VT In-State Only 1050 Calling Plan

$58

VT In-State Only 1750 Calling Plan

$87

Note: Coverage for these calling plans is the State of Virginia and the Washington D.C. area. Roaming charges will be incurred when traveling outside the state at the rate of $0.67 per minute. Also, travel near the borders of the state may incur roaming charges by the cell phone connecting to a closer tower in the adjoining state.