Mobile Devices (loaned for international travel)

The University has a limited number of cell phones that are loaned to staff and faculty for International travel. The phones offer international services from Verizon Wireless or AT&T Mobility for business purposes.

Available to

Staff Faculty


Cell phones have international plans that are activated cellular technologies in most countries around the world.


University of San Diego employees who have been authorized to have a loaner cell phone for business purposes while traveling internationally. In order to program the device for travel pleasesend your request 10 days prior to your travel date; send your request to with your travel information. University of San Diego Telecommunications requires knowing the start and end dates for travel and the countries to which you will be traveling. What type of device is needed: cell phone, iPad, data card. For Data Cards specify use for a MAC or PC laptop.

How to use

International dialing and country codes may be obtained at the following web sites:
1. Verizon Wireless:

2. AT&T Mobility:


All support for USD loaner cell phones is coordinated through the University of San Diego Telecommunications office at 619-260-7500, or


A USD POETS code is needed for billing of voice and data usage while traveling. Note: iPads are limited so they are reserved on a first-come basis and signed out for a 2-week period. Billing will be charged to departments. Billing rates will vary by country and cellular provider.

Getting started

The University of San Diego Telecommunications office (619-260-7500) can assist in reserving a loaner mobile device (cell phone/tablet) for international travel. It is absolutely essential that Telecommunications is contacted in advance, at least 10 days prior to your departure, in order to set up the device voice/data plan and email capabilities.

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