Neumann provides WiFi standard wireless and wired network and Internet access throughout the campus and to the residence halls. Resident students wishing to connect to the Internet from their rooms must register their PCs once they hook them up to the Neumann Network; Students will get redirected to a NetReg page the first time they attempt to access a webpage, there they enter their Neumann Computing ID & password. Off-campus students may use their own service providers or can sign up for inexpensive Internet service from local service provider. Click HERE for more information.
Internet calling is the least expensive way to stay in touch with family and friends back home. Websites such as skype.com offer free computer-to-computer calling anywhere in the world. You will need to make sure your computer has a microphone, speakers and an internet connection.
For cell phones, any shopping mall will have a variety of stores where you can buy a phone. Verizon, AT&T, Apple, T-Mobile and Sprint are the main providers of cell phones. You can visit their websites to learn more about their calling plans. Many providers will require you to sign a 2 year contract. (There may be high fees if you cancel your contract early.) Without a SSN, international students can either purchase a Pre-Paid plan or put down a deposit ($400-$600) to get a Post-Paid plan. If students have good payment history, the deposit will be returned to them when the contract is up.