Go to college? Want an iPhone? Don't want to pay full price for a plan?

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  1. FoxMcWeezer macrumors regular

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    https://www.wireless.att.com/business/authenticate/

    With this, if your university has a business agreement with AT&T, then you can get a discount. Surprisingly, I go to a smaller university so I thought I wouldn't be eligible, but I checked the link and I was!

    My cell phone bill is $14 less a month than what it would be. This is continuous for the life of my 2 year contract, not a one-time discount of $14, but $14 off every month.

    This deal also works with people who already have an existing contract with AT&T. When you get the email, click "Shop Now" then choose the second option.
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    Thanks. Looks like my school has picked up this program since last I checked, so I should be getting a break on my bill. Neato.
     
  3. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    This is called a FAN account, its been known for awhile, but a good reminder for new people wanting to switch to AT&T

    also check if your employer offers AT&T discounts

    HP
    USPS
    Cal Trains
    Chase Banks

    ^^ All these get a minimum 25% off their bill monthly, which is ridiculous!
     
  4. uneek1 macrumors regular

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    I just signed up. Looks like I have to wait a few billing cycles to see if I get any kind of discounts.

    I am on the 39.99 plan + iPhone 3G data plan. Anyone on that one that is getting a discount?

    Thanks OP for this, much appreciated!
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Awesome, thanks man. I just put my email address from my school and it said I am eligible :) but it takes 2 months to receive discounts? lol:rolleyes:
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    You might get slap with a fee as well.
    Another thing you need to remember is after you get the discount AT&T never goes back to check to see if you should loss it.
    I lost my job and I still had it 7-8 months later to when I moved it over to my parents account.

    My girlfriend took the one from Texas Tech and now nearly 10 months after she is no longer a student there she still has it. I have a feeling she will still have it when she renews it because they do not check nor ask if you should lose it.
     
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  8. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    A fee? That sucks...I didn't see anything about it. How much is the fee?
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Unless the removed it expect to be charge like $36 bucks unless you do it with in 30 days of a new contract or upgrade to a contract.
    They started doing that in the spring of 09 and as of Oct of 09 they still had it.
     
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  11. joebobthehob macrumors member

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    The fee for FAN enrollment was dropped at the end of last year.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    thats what i did and still have it

    intially they said i had to be a faculty/staff employee to get it. i told them i wouldnt get it if that was the case so they put it on anyways

    my company has a discount too but its less so im still with the school one lol
     
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  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Nope.

    I bought my iPhone the summer of 2008. In December of 2008 I found out my company offered an AT&T discount. I called AT&T and they added it. By January my bill was lower.
     
  15. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Cool.. so do I need to call, or can I add this online somehow? I got the email from AT&T but its treating me as if I were a new customer.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    How big is the discount because I just checked and I am eligible?
     
  17. thep33t macrumors regular

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    it varies by employer/school
     
  18. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    I believe you need to either call or go to your local AT&T store. I don't think it can be added online.
     
  19. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    What about if I am on a family plan under my parents? Still work?
     
  20. gloss macrumors 601

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    I was able to add mine online.
     
  21. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    That's horrible! I made sure my FAN discount was applied when I got my iPhone, so I never bothered to see if there was a fee.

    So ATT makes you pay a fee to get a discount. That should be in a Verizon commercial.
     
  22. joebobthehob macrumors member

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    No. The owner of the account must be eligible for the discount.
     
  23. macnfab macrumors regular

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    this stinks.. I go to a small private university and it can't find me.. no real surprise i guess:(
     
  24. GXT macrumors newbie

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    Unbelievable! I've been paying full price for over a year!

    Can I apply for a retroactive credit?
     
  25. FoxMcWeezer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can. Choose the second option once you click on the link in your email.
     

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