Cellular Service

Personal Cellular Service
Wifi Calling
Cellular Service for International Students
Residence Hall Phone Charges
Departmental Cellular Service
Cellular Phone Rental Service
Mobile Device Operational Policy Guidelines

Personal Cellular Service

Crown Castle Networks, in conjunction with University of Notre Dame, has installed a distributed mobile phone antenna system across the Notre Dame campus. The distributed system provides excellent mobile phone reception for students, faculty and staff who subscribe through one of the participating mobile phone service providers.
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AT&T Mobility participates in the distributed antenna system. The company also offers a discount to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff who subscribe to the AT&T Mobility service.

University of Notre Dame faculty & staff are eligible for a 15% monthly service discount on qualified voice and data plans.  To see exclusive offers, employees can go to: www.att.com/wireless/notredameemployee  To find your nearest retail location, go to www.att.com/find-a-store Please reference discount code 2391195.

Students at Notre Dame are eligible for 10% monthly service discount on qualified voice and data plans and can visit:   www.att.com/wireless/fightingirish If going to a retail location, please reference discount code 2391191.

Already an AT&T customer?  To register the account for the discount go to www.wireless.att.com/business/enrollment  Enter your Notre Dame email and mobile number.  It will then send you an email with a few additional instructions. 

For questions regarding the discount program please contact Jason Isaac

AT&T 3G MicroCell Setup Instructions

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University of Notre Dame Employees are eligible to receive a 18% discount on select Sprint service plans. Click here to learn more. 

University of Notre Dame Students are eligible to receive a 10% discount on select Sprint service plans. Click here to learn more.

Existing Sprint customer? To receive your discount simply visit: www.sprint.com/verify or call Sprint Customer Service at 1-(866)-639-8354.

Employees Discount Code: GAUNV_NTR_ZZZ. Student Discount Code: GAUNV_NTR_ZST.

For questions regarding Sprint’s Discount Program or current promotions, please contact Beth.Rapa@sprint.com

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Verizon Wireless offers a discount to the Notre Dame community. For details, please visit the Verizon Wireless Web Site.

Faculty/staff receive a discount on all personal Verizon Wireless service plans. To receive the Verizon discount please visit your local Verizon retail store, or call Customer Service at 800-922-0204. 
These discounts do not apply to University-provided Verizon corporate lines.

To renew your Verizon discount take a paystub to a local corporate store. Make sure the store you are visiting is a corporate store and not an "authorized retailer". To find a local corporate store click here

Verizon Wireless Network Extender (MicroCell) Setup Instructions

Verizon Store (Faculty/Staff Only)

WiFi Calling

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all activated WiFi Calling for cell service in the South Bend market.

In order to use this new feature, iPhone owners must have an iPhone 5c or newer and must be on at least iOS 9. To activate on an iPhone:

  1. Open your Settings App
  2. Select Phone
  3. Select WiFi Calling 
  4. You will be asked to register your Emergency Address
    • For Verizon, you have to register an address it recognizes
    • For AT&T the Emergency Address will auto-populate with your billing (typically home) address

The availability and configuration for Android devices can vary significantly based on the type of phone you have and the current software version that you are on. Good information can be found online, or you can contact your carrier.

WiFi calling is a great alternative if you work in an area of campus that has poor cell reception (particularly basements, where WiFi is still strong). 

International Students

International students who would like to sign up for cellular service with AT&T Mobility or Verizon wireless, but who do not have a United States Social Security Number or record of credit history, currently are required by the providers to pay a refundable deposit. The deposit typically costs between $500.00 and $1,000.00 (USD). The cellular providers refund the deposits after one year of service on accounts that are in good standing. Please visit the Verizon or AT&T Mobility websites for more information.


Undergraduate Residence Hall Telephone Services

There is no longer a mandatory telephone charge in the undergraduate residence hall rooms, but you will still have the opportunity to subscribe to a local telephone service. The cost for an in-room phone is $161.00 per semester. Should you require an in-room residence hall phone, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (574) 631-8111 or review the Residence Hall Phone Service FAQ support page.


Departmental Cellular Service

Some departments on campus supply mobile telephones to their employees because the nature of their jobs requires them. Please call (574) 631-8100 for detailed information on ordering cell phones for departmental purposes.


Cellular Phone Rental Service

Rental phones are available for $5.00 per day. The phones will work across the US or internationally. Any roaming or long distance charges incurred would also be the renter's responsibility. Please call (574) 631-8100 for information on cellular phone rentals on campus.


Mobile Device Operational Policy Guidelines – New


Page Updates

The University is continuing to work with other cellular service providers to participate. As other providers are added, this site will be updated. Additional information on other mobile phone providers in the Michiana area is available here.


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