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Telephones: Cell Phones

CIT facilitates the cell phone service as a “cost-neutral” service. Calvin has contracted with Verizon Wireless to provide cellular service to the college.

Calvin-provided cell phones are intended for business use. Charges for personal calls are subject to reimbursement to the college. See the appropriate Employee Handbook provided by the Human Resources Office.

Requesting a Cell Phone

All cell phone requests (new service, service changes, repairs, etc.) are handled through the CIT HelpDesk (helpdesk@calvin.edu).

Budget officers may approve the purchase of a voice-only cell phone. Divisional Vice Presidents must approve the purchase of smart phones.

Services Include

Basic service includes:

  • Voice-only phones
    • Free nationwide calling (*shared minutes pool)
    • 100 domestic messages per month
    • Voicemail, caller-ID, call forwarding, call waiting, 3-way calling
  • Smart phones
    • Free nationwide calling (*shared minutes pool)
    • Unlimited data per month
    • Unlimited domestic messages per month
    • Voicemail, caller-ID, call forwarding, call waiting, 3-way calling

Additional billable services include:

  • International calls (incoming and outgoing)
  • Text messages above monthly allowance
  • Directory information (411) calls

* Shared minutes pool: Calvin purchases a pool of shared minutes for all phones on our Verizon plan. There is no set number of minutes for each phone. For most people 200 minutes per month is reasonable. CIT will review accounts that consistently use more than 200 minutes per month.

Charges

All charges for cell phones and cellular service are passed through to the departments using the service.
The base cost for voice-only plans is $30/month and the base cost for smart phones with data plans is $55/month.

Charges for additional services (e.g. international roaming), usage fees, and equipment purchases are billed on top of the base monthly cost.

Employee Discounts

Verizon offers Calvin employee discounts for personal purchases. Learn more about these discounts.