IP Phones

The UIS campus contains support for Cisco-based Internet Protocol phones. Specifically, the 7940 Series of Cisco IP Phones is extensively used on the UIS campus. Unlike traditional telephones the Cisco 7940 is connected and powered completely by a network cable that is connected to a nearby network port. A personal computer may then be connected to the IP Phone for normal UIS network access. This ensures that the IP Phone does not require its own separate network port.

The Cisco 7940 IP Phones contain advanced features that expedite many tasks such as checking your voicemail. For more information about using your Cisco IP phone, please read the Cisco IP Phone User Guide. [PDF]

To run reports for your departments phone bills please refer to the Pinnacle Phone Bill Report handout.

Cell Phones

Smart Phones

Information Technology Services provides assistance with email, calendar, and WiFi configurations for ActiveSync devices such as iPhone/iPad/iPod, Palm, and Google Android phones.


All UIS faculty and staff are entitled to special discounts from Verizon Wireless. For more information about these special offers, please view the UIS Verizon discount flyer [PDF, 457KB] and the instructions for signing up for the discount [PDF, 48KB].

Wireless email device comparison chart [PDF, 1.6MB]


UIS employees receive an 18% monthly service discount when they have wireless services with AT&T. Visit AT&T’s Signature Program page for the University of Illinois