GW Cell Phone Program

GW's Procurement Department administers and manages the GW Central Business Cell Phone Program. Under this program, GW authorized Faculty and Staff members are able to obtain a university owned mobile device through one of three major carriers: AT&T, Verizon or Sprint for GW business use. Benefits of the program include discounted device pricing for the university and reduced monthly service costs. In addition to these benefits, the Procurement staff can assist you with any inquiries regarding your university owned mobile device obtained under this plan. 

Add or Modify Service

Select the appropriate document from the University-Wide-Agreements forms page.

After completing the selected form, forward it to your department approver who is authorized to allow for purchases against the org provided. All requests must be reviewed and then submitted by the approver to [email protected]. Note that all charges will be billed to GL 53311. Should a shipment be required, the requested items will be shipped to the address entered.

Fees and Surcharges

All applicable surcharges and fees incurred under the GW Central Business Cell program are the sole responsibility of the requesting department. It is the responsibility of the department to contact procurement and inquire as to whether there are any other current deals or offerings that may be applicable other those currently being advertised on the GW Central Business Cell website. Accessories may be purchased with initial orders or using the miscellaneous order form at a later time. Also, it is suggested that end users discuss additional features with their approvers prior to accessing these options on their devices (i.e., paid navigation services, paid downloads, etc.) as the department will be responsible for the upfront payment of the associated charges.

International Cell Phone Information

Please note that international calling and data plans are available on GW mobile devices for faculty and staff when traveling out of the country. We ask that you contact [email protected] at least two weeks prior to travel. Any fees or surcharges billed to the line due to unapproved use or lack of communication with the procurement department prior to departure are the sole responsibility of the end using department. Should the line incur additional charges, the department will determine if it will absorb the costs or pass along to the end user for reimbursement. Tethering of a cell phone or attempted use as a hotspot while out of the country is not permitted. Please consult with GW mobile prior to travel for other arrangements if a global MiFi device is needed. The transference of costs is also applicable to domestic charges incurred from the unapproved use of downloads, downloaded apps, extra services, etc.

Financial Responsibility

The financial responsibility of a mobile number may be assumed or released by the university at the discretion of your financial director. If you are a new employee and you wish to release your personal mobile number to the university for business use or if you are current a faculty or staff member wishing to take over financial liability of a GW owned mobile number, please contact [email protected] so that we may help facilitate the process.

For all questions pertaining to the Central Business Cell Phone Program, please contact us at [email protected]. All inquiries and requests will be addressed within one business day.