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Cellular Phone Acquisition, Use and Reimbursement Policy

Purpose: As required by Administrative Practice Letter (APL) No. 51, this policy establishes procedures for the procurement, use, and reimbursement for occasional, incidental or emergency personal use of University cell phones as well as reimbursement for use of personal cell phones.  Because this policy is governed by APL No. 51, cellular phone users should also become familiar with the APL itself.

To view the University of Maine System Cellular Phone APL click here.

Cell Phone Plans 

Local: $3.50 per month, $0.03/per minute of usage outgoing and incoming calls. Roaming rate $0.30 per minute. Select this plan for local (in state only) calling.
National: $7.50 per month, $0.03/per minute of usage outgoing and incoming calls. Nationwide map applies. This plan is sufficient for those who call, and receive calls, from outside the 207 area code.
Each plan includes: call forwarding, voice mail, call waiting, caller ID, and free incoming text messages.
Out-going text packages are available: 250/$4.95, 750/$9.95, unlimited text/$14.99

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Cell Phone Options



LG Envoy 2

Cost: $0.01

The conveniently compact and easy-to-use LG Envoy™ II features a 1.3MP camera with zoom, Bluetooth, voice commands, and text-to-speech. Instantly take pictures using the dedicated camera key. Use the Favorite Contacts list to quickly text or call up to ten of your closest friends and family members. Download and store custom ringtones and ringbacks for your contacts using Tone Room Deluxe.

Basic Features:

  • Conveniently compact
  • Easy-to-use
  • 1.3MP camera
  • easyedge℠ capable
  • Integrated web browser
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • One-touch speakerphone
  • Voice commands
  • Text-to-speech
  • My Contacts Backup



LG Freedom

Cost: $19.99

Messaging is quick and easy with the LG Freedom™. With a flick of the finger to the left or right on the home screen, you can text your favorite contacts or read your latest conversations with bubble-threaded messaging, all viewable on the 3.0" touchscreen. The side-sliding QWERTY keyboard is compact and convenient for texting, but the Freedom is more than just a messaging handset. Enjoy music wirelessly with the Freedom's stereo Bluetooth® capabilities and music player, and capture every moment with the 2.0 MP camera.

Basic Features:

  • 3" WQVGA Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Full Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard with Number Keys
  • 2 MP Rear-facing Camera and Camcorder
  • Integrated Web Browser
  • MicroSD memory slot - supports up to 32GB memory card
  • easyedge℠ Capable
  • Integrated Music and Video Players
  • Stereo Bluetooth V3.0
  • One-Touch Speakerphone
  • Social networking and email capabilities


Samsung Freeform 5

Samsung Freeform 4

Cost: $9.99

Pick up the Samsung Freeform 4 and take total control of messaging with the full QWERTY keyboard. Enjoy preloaded games, apps and a user-friendly web browser. Use the built-in camera to capture and share picture and video messages in an instant. With the Freeform 4, communicate your way, every day.

Basic Features:

  • Stylish Bar Design
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • easyedgeSM Capable
  • Bluetooth Capable v2.1
  • 2MP Camera and Camcorder
  • Voice-Activated Dialing
  • One-Touch Speakerphone
  • Integrated Music Player
  • Social Networking and E-Mail Capabilities
  • Integrated Web Browser


Samsung Freeform 5   $9.99

With the Samsung Freeform 5 You can talk and text easily with the user-friendly QWERTY keyboard and messaging shortcut keys. With Bluetooth Wireless Technology, you can enjoy the convenience and safety of hands-free calling. You can control the Freeform 5 with your voice — in English or Spanish — thanks to bilingual voice recognition.


  • Stylish Bar Design
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • easyedge
  • Bluetooth Capable v3.0
  • 3MP Camera and Camcorder
  • Voice-Activated Dialing
  • One-Touch Speakerphone
  • Integrated Music Player
  • Social Networking and E-Mail Capabilities
  • Integrated Web Browser


  • Standard Battery
  • Travel Charger
  • User Guide

Technical Specifications

  • E911 Ready
  • Talk Time: Up To 6 Hours
  • Standby Time: Up To 14 Days and 14 Hours
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 3.4" x 4.4" x 0.42"
  • Display: 2.4" QVGA Display
  • Weight: 3.32 oz.
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (CMAS) Capable
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility - M4/T3 Rating

Kyocera DuraPro

Cost: $99.99

The ruggedized Kyocera DuraPro is built to Military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion. The Kyocera DuraPro is encased in a special Dura-Grip® material for extra durability and its robust front-ported speaker comes through clearly even in noisy environments. It's preloaded with essential applications like email, web browser and navigation. It also accommodates microSD memory cards up to 32GB for storing large files like photographs and videos.

Basic Features:

  • Water, dust, shock, and vibration resistant
  • Integrated web browser, email and navigation
  • Large keys with backlight
  • 3.2MP camera with camcorder
  • Stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 + EDR
  • 512MB on-board memory, expandable to 32GB with optional microSD card
  • 64MB available user memory
  • IT and parental controls for calling, texting, web, and camera/camcorder
  • Multiple language support: English, Spanish
  • Speaker-independent, voice-activated dialing
  • Robust front-ported speakerphone
  • Autonomous GPS


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Cellular Loaner Phones

If a faculty or staff member is traveling on university business and requires communication with the university, they may borrow a cellular phone from Telecommunications. There is a fee of a $1.00 per day, plus the cost of all calls . This service is intended for short term use and should not exceed 14 days. To request a cellular loaner phone complete the Cellular Phone Loaner Request and return it to Telecommunications via fax or inter-campus mail.

Work Orders (RT)

Log in to Request Tracker (RT) for all work orders including, but not limited to, moving/installing phone and computer lines, installing new jacks (phone and/or data), ordering headsets, adding voice mail, making changes to menus, ordering handset/base cards and upgrading phones.

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