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    Do they get a cell phone?

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    My DB is leaving for bootcamp. He just cancelled his cell phone line. Will the Navy assign him a phone after he gets out? During A school? He will be an E-2 Yeoman. Does anyone know? Thanks!!
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    No. It's not the Navy's policy to hand out cell phones. He will either have to reinstate the plan he has, or get a new one on his own dime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaMc424 View Post
    No. It's not the Navy's policy to hand out cell phones. He will either have to reinstate the plan he has, or get a new one on his own dime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaMc424 View Post
    No. It's not the Navy's policy to hand out cell phones. He will either have to reinstate the plan he has, or get a new one on his own dime.
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    Why would they give him a cell phone? That's a personal thing you have to pay for yourself. They most definitely don't. When he gets to school he can go out and get a new phone and plan etc if he wants.
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    The simple answer is no. If he wants to have a cell phone he will have to obtain (and pay for) his own. There are certain times (ie specific duties/tours) where he may be issued a cell but even then it will be for business purposes only and not personal use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    Why would they give him a cell phone? That's a personal thing you have to pay for yourself. They most definitely don't. When he gets to school he can go out and get a new phone and plan etc if he wants.
    I was just asking because I have family and friends in the military and they've been issued cell phones that I'm able to call them on. Granted they've been in a few years but that's why I was asking. That's why they would issue him one. But thank you for the clarification
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    From what I've seen, it's usually the command staff that gets a cell phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by navy.baby View Post
    I was just asking because I have family and friends in the military and they've been issued cell phones that I'm able to call them on. Granted they've been in a few years but that's why I was asking. That's why they would issue him one. But thank you for the clarification
    Those are command issued phones and they can actually get in trouble for using them for personal phone calls (if you're like calling your dad on one for a minute, I'm sure that's no big deal. But to call and just talk on them is a no no). You're b/f could be issued one later depending on what he's doing, but it's not for personal use. All of thier calls and use are logged and kept track of.
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    MPs or anyone who really has a necessity for a cell will be issued one but they're for work only. If they get caught on personal calls they can get in trouble. but no, i wish they issued cell phones.
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