It is up to the individual employee to claim business use based on appropriate documentation of personally owned cell phones, either as a reimbursement from the University, or a business deduction on their personal tax return.
Certain employees may qualify for the university to provide a stipend to cover the business use of personal cell phones and service. The qualification for a stipend and the level of subsidy will be determined by a person's job duties as it relates to cell use and access. Guidelines to categorize cellular use as mandatory, beneficial or incidental are determined by the area Vice President. The stipend includes the cost of service plus equipment. Updated cell phone policies, procedures and guidelines are available on the SPU User Policy Page.
Using Smartphones, iPhones and PDA's
If your cellular phone or PDA supports email, network wireless or web access we have some generic instructions for connecting to SPU resources at Email Clients - Mobile. Please be aware that many of these devices might have unique and specific setup requirements and that the CIS HelpDesk has only tested these instructions with a limited number of devices.
Carrier Choices and Calling Plans
The choices from cell phone carriers vary widely, both in type of service and level of coverage. While CIS doesn't limit the choice of vendors, we are happy to discuss your individual needs and point you in the right direction. Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless provide discounts for faculty, staff and student personal purchases.
To view these discounts go here: Product and Service Discounts.