Mobile Hotspot Agreement

Criteria

The term Mobile Hotspot refers to a mobile computing device that uses cellular data to provide other mobile devices such as laptops, iPads, and tablets access to the Internet. Mobile devices generally connect to the mobile hotspot using a Wi-Fi connection.   Individuals who qualify for a Francis Tuttle provided hotspot must:

  • Be an active student in good standing,
  • Require Internet access to perform his/her assignments, and
  • Not have reliable access to the Internet away from the school environment.

Receiving Your Device

An assigned hotspot device and available accessories (e.g., charger and case) will be distributed to each applicable student by the student’s instructor. Students must sign and return the Mobile Hotspot Agreement signature page before the device can be issued.  Students will be provided instructions on the basic use of the device by their classroom instructor or someone appointed by their instructor.

Device Identification

● Devices will be labeled in the manner specified by the school.

● Devices can be identified in the following ways:

  • Device serial number
  • Francis Tuttle device label

General Precautions

The device is school property, and all users will follow this agreement and the Francis Tuttle

Technology Acceptable Use Agreement.

  • Cords and cables must be inserted carefully into the device to prevent damage.
  • Devices should be shut down when not in use to conserve battery life.
  • Devices must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not the property of the Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
  • Devices must never be left in an unlocked car or any unsupervised area.
  • All Francis Tuttle Technology Center labels are to remain on the devices.

Returning Your Device

Students are to return the device to their instructor or the ITS Help Desk by the defined due date. Any student who transfers, graduates, or otherwise leaves Francis Tuttle will be required to return their device and accessories. If a device and accessories are not returned, there will be a hold placed on the student’s grades.  Francis Tuttle may use any appropriate means to collect the device and accessories and any amounts owed to Francis Tuttle due to failure to return it by the due date.

Overdue Policy

If the Mobile Hotspot is not returned within one (1) day after the due date, cellular service will be terminated, and the hotspot will become unusable. The due date is on the receipt given at the time of the check-out.

Fees & Fines

The lost or damaged hotspot fee is $80 and the hotspot cable/charger or case is $10.00.  Fines and fees will be charged to the student’s account if the device and accessories are returned late or if they are lost or damaged.  Furthermore, an administrative hold will be placed on the student’s school account until the Mobile Hotspot/device is returned in working order and/or outstanding fines are addressed. 

Internet Access

When accessing the Internet through the hotspot, access to the Internet is through Boost Mobile’s network and not Francis Tuttle’s network. Use of the hotspot is subject to Boost Mobile’s Acceptable Use Policy, Privacy Policy, and Terms of Use, all of which are available on Boost Mobile’s website (currently located at www.BoostMobile.com/about/legal.html). Please read these documents before using the hotspot. Internet access through the hotspot is similar to Internet access at any Francis Tuttle location.

Data Responsibility

Francis Tuttle is not responsible for any files, data, or personal information accessed/transmitted using the Mobile Hotspot/device.

Borrower’s Responsibility

The Mobile Hotspot/device remains Francis Tuttle’s property at all times. Francis Tuttle may request the return of the Hotspot/device at any time. Students are not to loan out the Hotspot/device to other individuals.  At all times, students should avoid damaging it, know its whereabouts, and refrain from disassembling or attempting to repair it. Students will return the Hotspot/device (device, power cable, adapter, and case, if applicable) to Francis Tuttle in the same good working condition as it was when checked out. Students must only use Francis Tuttle provided charger and understand he/she is responsible for damage to the device if the wrong charger is used.  Overdue fines and fees may apply if returned late, with missing items and/or damaged.  If it is lost, stolen, or damaged, the student must notify his/her Francis Tuttle instructor immediately. Francis Tuttle may choose not to replace or repair the Hotspot/device at its sole discretion.

Mobile hotspots are for Francis Tuttle curriculum use only and are not to be used for any other activity.  There is a data limit on the hotspot, which is sufficient for curriculum use but will exceed if used for other purposes such as entertainment. 

Technical Help

Students are responsible for the general care of any device they use during the school year.  Call the ITS Help desk at 405.717.4237 for technical help, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.

SIGNATURE PAGE

Students and parents should carefully read the Mobile Hotspot Agreement and the Francis Tuttle Technology Acceptable Use Agreement, prior to completing the portion below.  All students under the age of 18 MUST have a parent signature on the form.

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Your signature below indicates your understanding of the Francis Tuttle Mobile Hotspot Agreement as well as the FT Technology Acceptable Use Agreement.  Your signature further indicates you will follow the guidelines contained in both documents, and understand the replacement/repair fees involved.

Student name (printed): _______________________________________________

Student Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _________________

Parent name (printed): _______________________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________________ Date: ________________