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UA Mobile Device Procedures

Effective November 1, 2010, the University no longer provides cell phones to employees and/or pays monthly plan costs, except in certain circumstances as outlined in the Accounting and Administrative Manual procedure.

Employees may qualify for a taxable allowance to offset the business use of their personal cell phone. The monthly allowance amounts are $30 for a voice-only phone and $65 for a voice/data phone (such as iPhones or Blackberries), based on the average basic monthly plan cost. The allowance form outlines reasons for justification of an allowance and can be approved by your supervisor and/or campus designee.

More Information

An FAQ, UA mobile device procedures, allowance form, and discounts available for UA affiliates with local cellular phone carriers  can be found online at

Cellular Phones Frequently Asked Questions

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