Cellular Telephones. A majority of Amherst students use cellular telephones, and it is presumed that most of these phones are brought to campus from home. If you do not presently own a cell phone, you may order cellular service from any company that has coverage in the Amherst, Massachusetts area. There are a few things that cellular-only students should know. Cellular service may be purchased from a variety of companies located around the country, some of which may have spotty coverage in the Amherst , Massachusetts area.