Getting Started

UAB is presently under contract with Verizon Wireless for all phones and devices related to wireless communication.

Choosing a Cell Phone at UAB for business purposes is a three-step process.

1. Obtain Departmental approval.

Cell Phones and Plans are available to UAB employees for business use purposes. Employee use must meet with appropriate departmental approval for direct billing to monthly account statements through Telecommunications Services.

Download the form for a new cell phone business account (PDF).

2. Choose the best calling plan for your needs.

Please see our calling plan overview to decide which plan is best for you. You may change plans at any time.

3. Choose a Cell Phone.

Choose a cell phone based on the features that are most important to you (cost, size, features, etc.).

Once you fill out the new form and have appropriate approval signatures, send it to Ed Ramsey by email at or by fax to 975-6759. You will be contacted when your phone arrives. Verizon fulfills most orders within 3-5 business days. However, availability of stock on certain items could delay the process.

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Ramsey at 934-1527.