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.

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

If you need to forward/unforward your office phone, please log into https://apps.uis.edu/callmanager.

Cell Phones

Request to Purchase Mobile Communications Equipment

Submit a request for approval to purchase mobile communications equipment and related service plans for individual employees who will use the equipment and related service plans for business purposes in accordance with Section 8.7 Cell Phone & Data Plan Business Expenses of the OBFS Policy and Procedures manual:

  • Employee’s job must require the use of mobile communications equipment and/or Data or internet service plans.
  • Equipment and services will be used only for University Business purposes.
  • This request is to provide mobile communication products or services for an employee (direct pay from University funds)

Link to Request form: http://apps.uis.edu/mobilecommunications

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