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Mobile telephones information

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has approved O2, Vodafone and Orange/EE as partners for the provision of mobile communications to Educational institutes. They have been given supplier status by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) under the Government Telecommunications Mobile Network Service Framework agreement. The University';s preferred suppliere is O2.

One of the major benefits of this scheme is that we now have three providers of mobile telephones to the University and will be able to accommodate most requests.

The transference (or porting) of personal/private numbers to/from the University mobile contracts is not permitted
Nieither is it permitted to purchase a private mobile telephone and claim back the cost or call charges on expenses.

As well as very competitive tariffs, we receive a credit (minimum £50) towards the cost of a new or upgraded handset out-with the 3-year contract period.

 Devices fully or partially supported by IT Services are:

  • Apple iPhones (Currently iPhone 7 32Gb)
  • Most Android-based smartphones
  • Some tablets

Members of staff who require a business mobile should contact the telephone office for advice on available contracts, handset types, cost of handsets and tariffs. This should be done using Unidesk with an e mail to the telephone office.

Once advised, and you still wish to proceed with the purchase, complete the on-line order form. When completing the on-line form the cost of the handset must be included in the "requirements" box. Once authorised by the cost centre authoriser and ordered from our supplier the mobile will be delivered to the telephone office. after receipt the handset will be asset tagged and added to our records.

From time to time the telephone office receives smartphones that are no longer required or the users have upgraded. These are available for re-issue (not for loan as a SIM may not be present), at a reduced cost, as an alternative to the purchase of "brand new".


Please contact Liz (ext. 7221) or via email to

Staff who use a University contracted mobile telephone are reminded that use of such hand held devices whilst driving is illegal and will now attract a £200 fine and 6 penalty points.
Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving and get a maximum fine of £1,000.

If called, whilst driving, and it is safe to do so, pull over at the next convenient stopping point, switch off your engine, and take the call. If you do not wish to take a call whilst driving either switch off the hand held mobile or divert to voicemail before you start your journey.

Further information about mobile communications services available at the University of St Andrews.


Telephone Office

Old Union
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AJ
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462100