Running the Data Scanning Tool
From the the Yale Software Library, download the scanning tool (GUI_Find_CCNsSSNs.pyw) from the...
If you are making plans to travel outside of the United States (including Canada and Mexico) and are planning to take your cell phone, smart phone, tablet, or computer with you, remember that international voice and data charges can add up to thousands of dollars if you don't have the appropriate international voice, data and messaging plans activated on your devices.
International voice calling plans do not eliminate calling charges; they reduce the rate when dialing a call from overseas or receiving a call while there.
Also, be aware that international data (including tethering) and messaging plans do not offer unlimited use. You pay a flat rate based on a specific amount of usage (MB or messages) purchased. When you exceed that cap in a given billing month, you will then pay per KB or message. The usage rates will vary based on the country you are located in.
When making your international travel plans, consider the following:
The options available to you depend on the following:
If you use a Yale-issued phone or device, determine the service and plans you need to add, then issue a change request in START. In order to guarantee that your service will be activated in time, we must receive the approved START a minimum of 5 business days prior to your departure.
To minimize the chance of incurring unnecessary charges:
If you have any question about the services you have or may need, please contact Telecom Services.
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