Mobile devices

IMPORTANT: You are responsible for the safekeeping of the mobile device equipment assigned to you. Once Red River College allocates a corporate cellular contract or stipend to you, it is your responsibility to adhere to the terms and conditions contained in policy IT‑02‑02 – Mobile Devices for Staff.

IT Solutions provides support services for mobile device activations, upgrades, cancellations, transfers of responsibility, recommendations for travelling out of the country with your mobile device, and more.

If you require assistance with your mobile device, please contact the Telecommunications Coordinator by phone at 204‑632‑2591, or by email at imarcoux@rrc.ca.

You can scroll through all of the mobile device topics on this page, or click the following links to navigate directly to the area you need help with:

Activating or upgrading a mobile device

To activate a new, or upgrade an existing, mobile device, follow these instructions:

  1. Complete and sign the Mobile Device Request Form and the Resource Request – Active Sync – Enable Mobile Device Maestro process.
  2. Submit the completed forms to the Telecommunications Coordinator for processing.
  3. The Telecommunications Coordinator will notify you when your device is ready for pick up in room F108.

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Cancelling a mobile device contract

To cancel your mobile device contract, follow these instructions:

  1. If your contract has expired, you can cancel your service without penalty. Please contact the Telecommunications Coordinator indicating that you want to cancel your service and include your cell number and service cancellation date. ITS will cancel your service for the next billing cycle.
  2. If your device is still under contract but is no longer required, you can choose from the following options:
    1. Redeploy the device to someone in your department who needs a mobile device.
    2. Cancel the service and pay the contract buyout charges (ITS will confirm the buyout charges).

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Employees leaving the corporate cellular plan (College to personal)

If you are leaving the corporate cellular plan, you can choose from the following three options: (1) Departing employee process, (2) Bell Mobility transfer of responsibility, or (3) Port out.

Departing employee process

You must return all College‑issued mobile devices to the College when you leave. The College will either reassign the device with a new mobile number and it will remain active on the RRC account, or it will cancel the service and buyout charges may apply.

If you transferred responsibility of your existing personal mobile device to the College’s corporate account, you can retain your device when you leave the College.

Transfer of responsibility – College to personal

You can retain your mobile number with Bell Mobility, and it will cancel your mobile number on the RRC account. This option applies only if you do not have an existing contract; otherwise, RRC will be subject to buyout charges. (The College will not incur any costs associated with transferring a phone number.)

The College may not permit the transfer of the number if it has become a general use number for the College or is published in association with the College.

If you have any questions, please contact the Telecommunications Coordinator.

Port out

You can take your mobile number outside of Bell Mobility, and it will automatically suspend your number from the RRC account and cancel it after the next bill date. Authorization to release your mobile number is valid for only 30 days. After that time, Bell Mobility will cancel your service and buyout charges may apply. (The College will not incur any costs associated with transferring a phone number.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Telecommunications Coordinator.

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Transferring in a mobile device & number (personal to College)

You can use your existing personal mobile device and number on the College corporate account. Please refer to the Bell Mobility transfer of responsibility and Port in sections below for more information. In this case, the mobile device will remain your property if you leave the College.

To transfer in a mobile device and number, the following conditions apply:

  • Your device must meet the minimum technology requirements.
  • You are responsible for any existing contracts and fees from the transferring provider.
  • You are responsible for all transfer costs.
  • Your device is subject to College oversight and control in the same manner as a College‑issued mobile device.

If you have any questions, please contact the Telecommunications Coordinator.

Transfer of responsibility – Personal to College

You can give RRC permission to move your Bell Mobility mobile number to the RRC account. If the device is on contract, you are responsible for any buyout charges on your final invoice. Once processed, the mobile number will become the property of RRC.

If you leave the College, you can retain your number if it is not a general use number for the College or published in association with the College. Please see the Employees leaving the corporate cellular plan section or contact the Telecommunications Coordinator for more information.

Port in

You can give RRC permission to move your mobile number from any carrier to the RRC account. If your device is on contract, you are responsible for any buyout charges on your final invoice. Once processed, the mobile number will become the property of RRC.

If you leave the College, you can retain your number if it is not a general use number for the College or published in association with the College. Please see the Employees leaving the corporate cellular plan section or contact the Telecommunications Coordinator for more information.

NOTE: The Telecommunications Coordinator performs monthly reviews of invoices to ensure accuracy and notifies users and vendors of any billing issues.

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Suspending a lost or stolen mobile device

To suspend a lost or stolen mobile device, follow these instructions:

  1. Immediately contact the Telecommunications Coordinator. ITS will suspend your service to prevent any unauthorized charges from incurring if your device is found, and used, by a third‑party.
  2. If you find your mobile device, contact the Telecommunications Coordinator to resume your service.
  3. If you do not find your mobile device, the Telecommunications Coordinator will help determine your options for resuming service (requires budget manager approval).

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Travelling out of the country with your mobile device

The corporate plan includes flex roaming rates.

If you want to use your corporate device for personal travel, you must contact the Telecommunications Coordinator prior to travel and will reimburse the College for any personal costs above the base cell phone amount.

If you are a College employee and would like more information about travel and roaming rates, please refer to the Bell Mobility default travel and roaming rates PDF.

If you have any questions, please contact the Telecommunications Coordinator.

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Managing your voice and data plan

If you are a College employee and would like more information about your cellular voice and data plan, please refer to the Bell Mobility cellular contract rates and features PDF.

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Bell Mobility Employee Discount

Bell Mobility provides an employee discount for personal Bell Mobility Wireless plans. All full‑ and part‑time employees are eligible for the discount. If you are a College employee and would like more information, please refer to the Bell Mobility employee discount FAQ PDF.

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