Review of Cellular Services
Beginning in early 2007 (depending on the vendor billing
cycle), cellular service accounts meeting certain criteria will
be suspended or adjusted.
The Postal ServiceTM pays for cell phones to make it
easy for employees, business partners, customers, and
others to communicate with each other. Because many cellular accounts on the books are being used only minimally
or not at all, or are being used at a level not proportionate
with the service plan being funded, Information Technology
(IT) will review all activity and adjust accounts so telecommunications costs can be reduced.
If an account shows no activity, the account will be
suspended. If users then try to use the service, they will
hear an announcement that it has been canceled or
Suspended accounts will remain suspended for
30 days, during which time the suspension can be
appealed. If you wish to appeal an account suspension,
you must provide your name, account number or phone
number, and the reason for the appeal to your functional
vice president. If the vice president approves the appeal,
the account can be reactivated without losing the telephone
number or phonebook. If you do not appeal a suspension or
the appeal is not approved, the account will be permanently
deleted at the end of the 30-day suspension period.
If the activity on the account is not in line with the
most economical plan offered by the vendor, the service
will automatically be changed to the most suitable plan,
thus decreasing the monthly cost. Information Technology
will continue to review the plan to ensure it meets the user's
Your local IT department will be providing additional
information on this process. By monitoring our cellular service, we can continue to lower our costs.
— Telecommunications Services,
Information Technology, 12-7-06