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BlackBerry Loaner Program

OIT is pleased to offer a wireless e-mail solution for Exchange e-mail customers through the BlackBerry Device Loaner Program. Exchange users can get their e-mail, calendar, contacts, notes, and tasks wirelessly and in real-time on a BlackBerry device while traveling.

Program details
T-Mobile and Verizon
T-Mobile Verizon
Domestic coverage Global Phone Coverage
International coverage  
  • $10 per week prorated.
  • Calls within the United States are free but are subject to charge for excessive usage. 
  • International calls will be charged the per minute rate of the country traveled to.   Verizon   T-Mobile  International internet browsing is not included in the program and any usage will be charged back to the user's department.
  • All incoming and outgoing text messages will be charged to the customer.  $0.20 per message.
Maximum loan period
Up to 30 days
Eligibility Exchange-enabled faculty and staff with a valid business need.
Equipment BlackBerry loaner packet includes: BlackBerry device, carrying case, ear piece, holster, international travel adapter, power supply, and USB cable.
Reserving a BlackBerry device
Seven business-days notice is required for BlackBerry device loaner activation. To reserve an OIT BlackBerry device, complete the BlackBerry Loan Request Form. BlackBerry devices are loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon receiving your request, OIT Telephone Services will send an email confirming your reservation with instructions for picking up the device.
Returning OIT BlackBerry devices
If you do not own a BlackBerry device, return the loaner BlackBerry equipment (packet contents listed above) to the OIT Telephone Services Office located in Frist Campus Center, room 111, on the specified return date. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upon return, the BlackBerry devices are reset and all data is removed. In the event a BlackBerry device or any of its components are lost or damaged, charges may apply.
If you own a BlackBerry device, an appointment is scheduled at the time the loaner is setup for returning the OIT BlackBerry device. During this appointment, an OIT Software Support technician will switch service back to the your BlackBerry device, remove the data from the OIT BlackBerry device, and collect all loaner BlackBerry components (packet contents listed above). In the event an OIT BlackBerry device or any of its components are lost or damaged, charges may apply.
Note: IMAP e-mail customers can request to have their accounts changed over to Exchange, however, once converted, an account cannot be changed back to IMAP service.

Voice mail is not available on these blackberrys.
Should you have questions about the cellular phone loaner program, please contact 8-CELL or e-mail