The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 16, 2011
More data about state cell phone use

Still haven't had enough about how much the state has spent on cell phones and computer aircards? You're in luck. Here are a few spreadsheets from the Department of General Services that show the 2010 number of wireless lines serviced by Verizon and Sprint, the two largest carriers, and the trends going back to 2005-06:

Summary of 2010 Sprint and Verizon wireless lines, by department
Verizon historical line totals and costs, summary and by department
Sprint historical line totals and costs, summary and by department

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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