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Purchasing a New Mobile Device

Type of Equipment

You can review all products available at Verizon and AT&T.

Conisderations when chooosing a new device:

  • Verizon offers a little less costly monthly service and currently has better coverage on campus. 
  • Decide on a carrier that will suite your business requirements and budget. 
  • Which service works better where you will spend the majority of their time using it?
  • What type of services and features will you require to conduct business (i.e. smart phone, basic cell phone, iPad)
  • Do you frequently travel outside San Diego County, California or internationally?
  • Make sure to include color or size options (i.e. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB) with your request when available/applicable.

Type of Plans

Considerations when choosing type of plans:

Voice Plan

  • About how many minutes do you think you will need?
  • Verizon offers 100-, 200-, 400-minute, as well as other minute plans
  • AT&T plans start at 400 minutes
  • Unlimited minute plans are also available
  • Minute plans are changeable - you are not locked in.  If your usage changes, we can change your plan.                                        

Text Plan

  • How many texts do you plan to use?

Data Plan

  • There are unlimited data plans* available for smart phones and this is recommended
  • For Tablets and iPads, contact for available plans 

*Unlimited data plans are available to government agencies, however plans are monitored for excessive use

Placing Your Order

Once you have chosen the type of equipment and type of plans you will need, your department budget manager should email this information, along with the chargeback code to  Telephone Services will place the order.  Please allow 3-5 business days for device arrival.