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    JANUARY 20, 2005
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‘Can you hear me now?’

The Office of Telecommunications is pleased to announce that Verizon Wireless has been chosen as the exclusive provider of wireless services for the University. An extensive and thorough review and analysis concluded that Verizon would offer quality services and considerable savings to the University community.

As a result of this new contract, all accounts set up by Jan. 31 will receive unlimited in-network calling. Accounts created after Jan. 31 will receive 1,000 minutes per month of free in-network calling. Existing cellular numbers will be transferred to new Verizon phones.

• Preparing for the transition
If you currently have a Verizon Wireless phone, the Office of Telecommunications will automatically transition your current plan to the new contract. If you have a University cell phone other than Verizon Wireless, you must contact the Office of Telecommunications by Jan. 24 to order your new phone and have it converted to the new Verizon Wireless plan. To order your new phone, fill out the Request for Cellular Equipment and Service form at
Note that the Office of Telecommunications will collect the old University cellular phones.

• Personal discounts available
As an added benefit, Temple’s agreement with Verizon Wireless offers University employees a discount of up to 15 percent on their personal cellular service for a plan that costs over $34.99 per month. In addition, a 25 percent discount on wireless accessories is available.
For more information about this new service, visit the Telecommunications Web site at www.temple.edu/cs/telecommunications. You can also contact Courtney Rowe at ckrowe@temple.edu or 204-3009.

MyHousing Web site offers meal plan signup

Students residing in Temple’s residence halls can now sign up for meal plans or make changes via the MyHousing Web site (http://myhousing.temple.edu). To take advantage of this option, go to the MyHousing Web site, scroll down to the “Meal Plans and Diamond Dollars” section and click on “Sign-up or Modify Your Meal Plan Contract.” Details about the meal plan selection process are available through the MyHousing online help. If students have additional questions, they can send e-mail to myhousing@temple.edu.

OWLnet course signup enhanced

Computer Services continues to enhance the registration features of OWLnet. Now, information pertaining to undergraduate courses offered by departments appears on the OWLnet “Find a Course” page above the list of courses. Students can readily view this information before registering for a course.

Also, when a student registers for a course, a window now appears with specific prerequisite and/or co-requisite requirements. Students who have not met these requirements will be notified that they should discontinue registering.