Mobile and telephony at AU

Mobile and landline telephony

At AU, mobile telephony is used primarily. This means that new employees are usually offered a mobile phone. If there are special arguments for an employee having a landline phone, this can be ordered from IT support. Most of the existing landline telephones are expected to be phased out over 2019-2021.

Transfer, change and cancellation of mobile subscription

Cancellation or transfer of mobile subscription

When a mobile telephone number needs to be cancelled or transferred from one employee to another, there are some established procedures to follow.

AU IT is able to assist with the following aspects:

  • Establishment of a new mobile phone number or mobile broadband. This is done via the IT webshop
  • Cancellation of mobile telephone number or mobile broadband should be sent to
  • You can also contact the IT Secretariat by calling 8715 0912

A number of aspects relating to the transfer or cancellation of mobile telephone numbers are not carried out by AU IT, but by AU Finance - Creditor.

AU Finance - Creditor is able to assist with the following aspects:

  • Change of name in connection with a mobile subscription
  • Transfer of telephones or mobile broadband to other persons
  • Change of EAN no. in connection with a mobile subscription
  • Combining several mobile subscriptions on one invoice

If you wish to make one of the changes above, please fill out this form and send it to

Questions to the above or invoices should be sent to or by calling: Merete M. Frandsen on +45 8715 2895


Use of phone abroad

Aarhus University offers very attractive deals on mobile and data traffic in Denmark, we do not offer discount on mobile and data traffic abroad. Staff members must take a number of precautions when bringing their mobile phones abroad, in order to avoid any surprises on their mobile phone bill. The subscription contains 1100 MB of data in the EU per month

It is a good idea to:

  • deactivate call forwarding to and from your mobile when abroad.
  • deactivate data roaming when abroad.
  • make sure that your email and calendar do not synchronise abroad.
  • limit the use of GPS and Google Maps abroad.
  • limit you mobile phone's connection to the internet. Use the wireless internet available at your hotel or elsewhere instead.

AU IT is happy to help, so if you need assistance with adjusting any of these settings, feel free to contact IT support. Find contact information to the right.  

Use of data abroad  

If you use your smartphone abroad there is a default limit of 360 kr. per month. Telenor will send you a text message when you are close to your limit. You can raise the limit by answering the text message.

NB! The text message from Telenor is only in Danish.   

Please notice the high rates for data use abroad. Instead we encourage you to use the hotels or other wifi at your destination. 

Use of wifi

Many smartphones can connect to wifi (wireless network or hotspot) and you can - with advantage - use the hotels or other wifi when you are abroad. When you connect to wifi it is often free to download data.

Get an overview of how much data you use by downloading a data counter i Android Marked or Apple App-store.

For an overview of your data usage, follow these guides:

For iPhone
Go to

  • Settings
  • Mobile / Mobile Network
  • Scroll down and see Consuming Mobile Data

For Android Go to

  • Settings
  • Data usage

If you have Facebook on your phone, please turn off the Automatic playing of videos, to lower the usage of data
Do the following to turn it off: 

  • Open Facebook
  • Select the 3 dashes (in the lower right corner)
  • Select Settings
  • Select Account Settings
  • Select Videos and Images
  • go to (Auto Play) Choose the bottom one; "Never play videos automatically" 

When you simply browse / scroll through your Facebook, you are actually using data on the videos, even if you are not actively going in and watching the videos (because they are in the background and playing). So do as described above so that you only use data on what you actually choose to see.Contact your local IT support if you need assistance with the above.

How to order a mobile phone

You can order a new mobile phone/smart phone via the IT webshop.

Find your IT webshop here.

About AU's telephone agreement

Aarhus University uses Telenor as tele service provider, based on a contract running from January 2018 until January 2020. The contract is part of "Statens og Kommunernes Indkøb (SKI)" and include the employee's employer paid mobile phones and -tablets/dongles (i.e. mobile telephony and mobile broadband) along with landline telephony. Regarding home office (fixed-line broadband) and SIM cards in special technical equipment, TDC are still AU's tele services provider.

The composition of Telenor subscriptions is made as simple and foreseeable as possible, and covers the vast majority of employees' needs. If some employees have special needs, it will be possible to meet these demands individually. Read more about the composition of subscriptions and prices here.

Phone rates


    Fixed mobile subs

    cription: 16 DKK / month

    The subscription covers:

    • Free call in Denmark (Note: Except for information, special services and charity)
    • Free SMS and MMS in Denmark (Note: Except for over-taxed text messages - eg to 1212 and others)
    • Free voicemail
    • 10 GB mobile data in Denmark, eg synchronization of mail and calendar and display of websites.
    • With more than 10 GB of data usage, the speed of mobile data is significantly reduced for the rest of that month. The consumption limit of 10 GB / month can be raised after approval by the manager. Contact the IT Secretariat to raise the consumption limit

    There is opportunity for a mobile broadband solution
    (for laptop / tablet. Mobile alternative to ADSL line).

    Data pack:

    • 10 GB / monthly
    • Price: SEK 16 / month
    • With more than 10 GB of data usage, the speed of mobile data is significantly reduced for the rest of that month. The consumption limit of 10 GB / month can be raised after approval by the manager. Contact the IT Secretariat to raise the consumption limit.

    Subscription with more mobile data

    • 20 GB of data for DKK 31.10 / monthly
    • 50 GB of data, for DKK 35.60 / monthly
    • The acquisition of mobile data requires the approval of the nearest manager. Then contact the IT Secretariat, who can assist with the purchase.

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