Mobile Devices

All University issued mobile phones must be approved by a Vice President or Dean prior to placing an order.  After ordering your smartphone, a member from UNIT will contact you to setup an appointment to configure your device.  


Mobile Device qualifying guidelines for receiving a University issued mobile device:


  • Provides extensive after-hours service with the need to be responsive in a timely manner.
  • Regularly responds to emergency situations, where immediate communications are required (e.g. campus lock downs, emergency health situation on campus, chemical spills).
  • Is routinely expected to provide an immediate response. (e.g. key services that impact faculty, staff and students, Internet or key technology, power or utility outage).
  • Is regularly out of their Villanova University office at least 50% of the work day, including travel and on-campus service requirements/responsibilities.
  • To satisfy compliance requirements (e.g., NCAA, or other)
  • For data security reasons, such as a need to access confidential information on a mobile device, or where it is otherwise desirable to not co-mingle business and personal use of a mobile device.
  • For other reasons directly and clearly related to the specific responsibilities of the job.

**Eligibility for a University-issued mobile device will be periodically re-assessed, especially when an employee changes jobs or filling an open position**


Mobile Device Standards

  • Apple's iPhone is the standard mobile device (current model--newest release)
  • Unit does not provide peripherals and/or accessories (case, car charger, etc.)  These items can be purchased through approved procurement channels.  
  • Enabling the Auto-Lock feature is  required on all mobile devices
  • Lost and damaged moble devices must be reported to UNIT.  Individuals or departments are fully responsible for any repair or replacement cost related to the lost or damaged device.  Click HERE to submit lost or damaged device.  

Traveling Abroad?

When traveling overseas for University business,  an international calling plan must be added to the University issued device to save international roaming charges. UNIT/ Telecommunications requires one week's notice to add international features  to a device. The approximate monthly cost of an international calling plan is $60.00 plus usage. An international calling plan provides the user with a discounted roaming rate voice and data, but it does not provide free international calling or data. Dean or VP approval is required in writing before an international plan will be added to a University owned device.


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The university has partnered with AT&T Wireless to provide Villanova students cutting-edge wireless devices and services, as well as an array of discounted calling plans to meet students’ needs.

Faculty, staff and alumni also qualify for the discounted calling plans and should visit the AT&T web site above.