Faculty/Staff Accounts

These plans are intended for personal use by employees and will be paid for with the employee's personal funds. Below is a summary of benefits and features. Complete details are available on-line and through account representatives.

Summary of Benefits and Features

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Discounts and Rates 23% discount

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18% discount

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15% discount applied to every phone number on account

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23% discount -- effective January 2012, discount increased from 20% to 23%.

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Existing Accounts
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Discount on eligible equipment
50% or best Premier promotion pricing with new activations, available online only
Yes Check the dedicated website for the latest offers.
Yes
Discount on select accessories
0%
0%
25%  25%
Early termination fees Yes Yes $0 - T-Mobile eliminated contracts for all new customers. Yes
Equipment upgrade fees
$36
Effective June 9, 2013 - Upgrade Changes - See "News" for details.
$36
$0 - Upgrade up to two times per year with the new T-Mobile JUMP program.
$30
Effective April 2013 -Upgrade Changes - See "News" for details. New trade-in program may offset cost.
Activation fees Waived Activation Fees for new service on qualified plans Waived activation for new customers
Waived with online ordering and calling 1-866-464-8662
Waived Activation Fees with online ordering.
Free shipping Yes, with online ordering No  Waived with online ordering and calling 1-866-464-8662
 Yes, with online ordering
Return policy 30 days for services/equipment 14 days on equipment after activation
 30 days for services/equipment with online ordering and calling 1-866-464-8662
30 days for services/equipment
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Factors to Consider

  • Penn State has tested AT&T and Verizon Wireless mobile devices to verify functionality with various Penn State information systems. See results and reports on the Mobile Device Application Testing website.
  • Wireless local number portability provides the ability to change service providers within the same local area and keep the same cellular phone number. When a number is to be ported, the order will be issued to the new carrier, who will start the process of porting by contacting the current carrier. Orders must include the current billing account number and billing name and address assigned to the cellular service. Service should not be terminated with the existing carrier before initiating service with the prospective new carrier
  • An early termination fee may apply if the current cellular service has a long-term contract.
  • Wireless handsets are often incompatible among different wireless service providers. A new phone may need to be purchased, even when retaining the same cellular phone number.