Most students choose to bring their current cellular phone for service. Ball State no longer uses traditional "landline" phones in residence halls, but you can request service to be activated using "Jabber." Jabber is a software program that allows you to make and receive calls from your laptop/PC, tablet, or smartphone. Voice service through Jabber also gives you Caller ID and a voice mailbox that's integrated with your Ball State email. Because  Jabber runs on your device, you have access to make and receive calls from anywhere you have an active Internet connection. Students also can receive discounted cellular services and equipment from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint.