Quick Start

Available to: Faculty, Staff

Cost: The cost varies depending on the plan, features, and phone model you choose.

Faculty and staff can sign up for mobile or smart phone service through BU, with department authorization.


Take advantage of discounted rates and dedicated in-house client support, with no service contracts, by signing up for a mobile phone, smart phone, or mobile broadband service through Boston University.

Key Features

  • A variety of options, including
    • Basic cellular
    • Smart devices (BlackBerry, iPhone, and others)
    • Direct connect
    • Mobile broadband
  • Ability to view your monthly bill online.


  • Mobile service must be requested by your department head or authorized requester.
  • University-provided phones are to be used for business purposes only.

Getting Started

Please review the steps required for ordering a cell phone.  There are also other topics of interest in the right hand navigation.  If you have questions, please call the IT Help Center at 353-HELP (4357) or email ithelp@bu.edu.