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Cell Phone Providers: Verizon

Learn about cell phone plans from Verizon available by recharge through IT Services for departmental use or for personal use.

Contact UCSD Verizon representative

Sales representative:
Chris Kerwin. Cell Phone number: (760) 271-9951 

UC San Diego Government Pricing and Equipment

To place an order, please submit a ticket, select Get Help & Order Services, then select Mobile Phones (department’s approval required prior to submission). If you are having trouble choosing a device, you can visit a local Verizon store to check out the different devices before submitting the form.

Additional resources

Voice mail alert for iPhone customers

When changing to an iPhone from any other device, you will be given a new voice mail box and all existing voice mail messages and settings will be deleted. Please be sure to archive any important messages in your current voice mail box. Once your new iPhone is activated, it is not possible to retrieve messages from your old voice mail box.

For additional information on how to archive your voice mail, visit and do a keyword search for "Archive Voice Mail" or contact Customer Service.

Global travel for UCSD cell phone users

Note: Please submit a ticket to request Global features activation for business related trips (department’s approval required prior to submission). To ensure that the Global Features will be activated on time, please send your notification at least 2 business days prior. End users are also responsible to submit another ticket or reply to their prior ticket upon their return to the US to request Global Features removal.  Please see the Cell Phone Overview page to view details of standard global features.

  • In the US you can call our Global team anytime with questions at (800) 711-8300 and choose Global.
  • VZ Global Services subscribers can contact the GST 24/7 for general and technical support. From your phone, if you are traveling outside the United States in GSM mode dial (+)1-908-559-4899.
  • For more information, visit Verizon international services

Employee phone program for Consumer (personal) accounts

For an existing Verizon Wireless account, 15% off your monthly service on the base or core charge of most plans of $34.99 or higher. If the plan is an older plan please call customer service (800) 922-0204. For the Share Everything plans this is the data portion which shared since all minutes and texts are unlimited; there is no discount on the per line charge. Free and discounted phones to choose from & up to 25% or more off most non-Apple accessories Free FedEx shipping within the USA on all your orders. Contact Cedar Snider by email for more discount information and he can email out easy directions and information.

UCSD Personal Accounts:
Danielle Murray – Manager (Authorized Verizon Retailer)
(619) 672-5785
9868 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121

Register for Government / Education Personal Discounts:

Verizon Employee Discount Hotline: 800-890-8007

You may also visit your local Verizon Wireless Retail store in your area. Go to and use the store locator for locations and direction.

Verizon Customer Care team:

(800) 922-0204

For more information, contact ITS Cell Phone team (Note: business hours of operation are Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; closed on weekends and campus holidays).