Departmental Cellular

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Sale of Cincinnati Bell Wireless to Verizon Wireless:

Cincinnati Bell Wireless has announced; pending regulatory approval the sale of the wireless portion of their business to Verizon Wireless.  This decision was made after much deliberation and will allow Cincinnati Bell to focus on their industry- leading   fioptics video and high- speed internet services.  Miami University has a current partnership with Verizon Wireless and is committed to transition our current Cincinnati Bell Wireless customers to Verizon Wireless with competitive rates and equipment.

In the coming weeks, the Telecommunications Cellular Service Center will be announcing new Verizon Wireless rate plans and promotions and will be contacting the current Cincinnati Bell Wireless cliental with information specific to their accounts to help determine their needs.

Cincinnati Bell expects to be fully operational for the next 8-12 months; so there will not be any interruption in services due to this announcement.  There is also no obligation to transfer the service.

As the sale proceedings progress and more information becomes available; there will be additional announcements.

For questions regarding this matter or general questions concerning Cellular Services; please contact the Cellular Service Center at 513-529-3511 option 1 or e-mail telecommunications@miamioh.edu.

 

 

Miami University and the Office of Telecommunications maintain a contract with Cincinnati Bell Wireless to provide cellular phone service for university offices and departments.  The Miami University cellular office is located on the 3rd floor of Hughes Hall, it is best if you enter on the side of Hughes that faces Laws Hall.

Cell phones and accessories can be purchased from Telecommunications and a variety of models and prices are available. To view current offerings click here, this will take you to the Miami Cincinnati Bell Wireless page, then follow the instructions as though you are ordering service.

Departments and offices have different policies regarding the purchase of cell phone service with university funds.  Please check with the person in charge of the department telephone account for approval before you request services.  There are also University policies defined in the Miami University policy manual, please be sure to review.

Requests for departmental cell phones should be directed to Telecommunications via email  fax 9-3841 or memo. Provide the user's name, departmental Banner code to be charged, phone model, plan selection (including additional text or data packages) and, if applicable, accessories.  

The end user is responsible for care and loss of equipment. If you lose a university-owned cell phone, report the loss to Telecommunications for immediate suspension of the account. Replacement costs must be borne by the account owner. The cell phone number you are assigned cannot be ported off Miami University's account; it is the property of Miami University.

The cell phones will be programmed with either a Hamilton wireless area code and exchange or a Middletown exchange depending on area where most usage will occur.

A variety of plans are available. Please review each plan and select the one that best fits your needs.

Cincinnati Bell Wireless Plans

 
Standard
500
1000
Unlimited
Monthly Service Fee
$14.00
$40.00
$60.00
$100.00
Peak Minutes Included
300 in CBW calling area
500
1000
Unlimited
Overage Rate per Minute
.03/minute
.15/minute
.15/minute
N/A
Nights & Weekends
(9pm-6am)
Not Included
Included
Included
Included
Long Distance
Min pulls from package +.05/Min
Included
Included
Included
Roaming
.15/Min
Included
Included
Included
Unlimited CBW Mobile to CBW Mobile
Not Included
Included*
Included*
Included*
Text Messaging
Incoming-Included
.10 to send +
Incoming Included .10 to send**
Incoming Included .10 to send**
Included
Data Usage
.07/kilobyte****
.07/kilobyte****
.07/kilobyte****
Included

+ Unlimited Text Messaging for an additional $15.00 (except with Unlimited plan)

* Within the Cincinnati Bell Calling Area

 
**** Data Packages Available:
   

Unlimited Text & Data Package available for Standard/500/1000

$20.00
BlackBerry Data (Required if you have a BlackBerry Device)
$32.50
SmartPhone Data (Required if you have a SmartPhone Device $32.50

 

PLEASE NOTE

Downloading games, ringtones, and graphics will incur additional charges. If you have a camera phone, sending an MMS message or picture message is .20 in addition to data transfer charges.

 

Verizon Wireless Plan

The Office of Telecommunications also has plans available through Verizon Wireless. To view plans available through Verizon Wireless, click here

You can go to VerizonWireless.com to view equipment.

If neither of the above satisfy your needs or you need additional information, please contact the Office of Telecommunications at (513) 529-3511, Option 1, or visit us on the 3rd floor of Hughes Hall.

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