Mobile phones and devices

The information in this section is aimed at staff using University mobile phones and devices.

Products and prices

Vodafone offer us a range of products and prices which are summarised in the following two documents:

Due to global distribution issues please be aware there is currently significant delays in stock for the majority of the mobile handsets. You can still put your new contract/upgrade requests in as the stock availability will be checked daily and ordered as soon as stock is available. This is mainly Apple and iPhone handsets and accessories but other manufacturers may also be affected.

Important note about buying an iPad or other tablet

Although the Vodafone product catalogue above lists ipads and other tablets, University staff must order these through the IT procurement process for Purchasing IT equipment instead:

Mobile data usage and charges

We advise that you switch your Mobile Data off, and only use it for work purposes when absolutely necessary. This is to ensure that you do not incur any additional charges for your usage, as well as from apps & email updates which run in the background and can incur charges outside of WiFi areas.

Wi-Fi calling

If you have poor mobile phone reception, but are connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can use Wi-Fi calling to make phone calls or send text messages. It is available on most University mobile phones and can be turned on in the phone settings. Calls and texts made via Wi-Fi calling are charged the same as normal and come out of your calls and texts allowance. More information including troubleshooting instructions are available.

Spend Cap

All University managed Vodafone mobile contracts have an overspend limit of £100 per month above the normal monthly contract cost applied. This spending cap will operate by preventing all calls and data usage outside of a contracted tariff if the £100 monthly overspend limit is reached. More details on the spend cap can be found below:

Other information

Email and calendar access

If you are looking to purchase a mobile phone that allows access to email and calendar, please ensure that is fully supported before purchasing.