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University issued mobile devices - How to save on your monthly bill

C&C handles the billing for hundreds of university owned mobile devices on the St. John’s campus. From our experience we can tell you that there are many things you can do to save money on your monthly cellular bill. Please take a moment to review the following general tips related to mobile device use. You may find that over the long term, following these guidelines will result in significant savings for your department and the university.

Data:

  • Make sure your device is connected to Wi-Fi whenever possible. Remember, local wireless connections are usually free of charge.  For information on how to connect to MUN Wireless, click here.

If you are on Cellular Data (Identified by 3G/LTE on your phone):

  • Avoid downloading large files such as Apps (including updates) or large e-mail attachments
  • Avoid streaming online videos such as YouTube, Netflix, Skype or FaceTime
  • Avoid streaming music online, if you own a copy of the music then sync it to the phone
  • Avoid using maps to track trips or for turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Avoid looking at, or uploading photos to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter
  • Close data consuming apps when not in use
  • Avoid “tethering” your laptop or tablet to your phone

Text:

  • Avoid sending picture/voice messages, these cost $0.50 each
  • Ensure that you have a text plan before sending text messages.

Traveling:

When traveling outside of Canada, please contact C&C to ensure that you have added an appropriate international plan to your phone.

If you have any questions about this email or about your university issued mobile device, please don’t hesitate to contact the C&C Service Desk at 864-4595 or help@mun.ca.

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