Carrier PSA: Take 10 seconds to check for a discount off of your monthly plan, new devices, etc.

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  1. ActionableMango, Jan 18, 2017
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    ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    The carriers have agreements with thousands of schools and companies for student and employee discounts. I checked with my HR department and they were not aware of any discount. But I checked with AT&T and it turns out there was indeed an 8% discount.

    If you have a work or school email address, check for a discount online at the following links. If you have both work and school email addresses, try both as one discount might be higher than the other. The discount will be offered by a link sent to the email address, so you can't just make something up.

    If you do not have a work/school email address, bring your employee/school ID into your carrier's store and ask if your employer/school is discounted.

    AT&T:
    https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/iru-check-for-discount.html

    T-Mobile:
    https://validate.t-mobile.com/employee-discount

    Verizon:
    https://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/employee/eleuLanding.jsp
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    TMO still does this as well. One simply has to go through the business accounts department.
     
  3. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

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    When I looked, all I could find a bunch of news articles explaining that T-Mobile don't do monthly discounts for new customers any more:
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/2/55...ate-discount-grandfathering-current-customers

    If you can provide a link to T-Mobile's plan discounts, I'd be happy to update my post.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Sorry, don't have a link, but I was recently speaking to a customer service rep and was quoted a 15% discount for my educator's .edu email address.

    EDIT: I found this in a quick google search - https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4791
    - https://validate.t-mobile.com/employee-discount
     
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  6. giancarlo007 macrumors member

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    Thanks for posting this, but seems like is not working for me. I can validate the discount via my email and received the confirmation with the link, but once I click on the link it says "session expired". Logged in to my account and repeat the process but nothing happens.

    Anyone having success with att?



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  7. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Worked fine for me, though I used a desktop computer. Do you have cookies blocked, or are you using a content blocker?
     
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    I know I can get 19% off of my Verizon Plan (or 18% off at AT&T) through my employer... but Verizon's site wants me to put in my work email address. The problem is that my work email only works internally... nothing comes in or goes out... from outside. I wonder if I can get this done at a Verizon store...
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Start a chat or call the 1-800 number and they'll get you set up.
     
  10. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Bring a pay stub to a Verizon corporate store and they should be able to sign you up for the discount.
     
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    It worked from a desktop! 17% discount enrolled! Thanks OP!
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Pretty sure Verizon discounts can go up to at least 25% (if not even to or close to 30%).
     
  14. ActionableMango, Jan 19, 2017
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    Here are my results after plugging both email addresses into each of the big three carriers:

    AT&T Work: 8% off plan, accessories, phones (basically everything on the bill except taxes and fees)
    AT&T School: Not eligible

    T-Mobile Work: Not eligible
    T-Mobile School: Eligible for some benefits, but nothing related to cost savings

    Verizon Work: 10% off plan, 25% off accessories
    Verizon School: 10% off plan, 25% off accessories


    Okay, I've just decided to remove any "up to" information from my post altogether because (A) who really knows for sure, (B) it probably changes from time to time, and (C) whatever anyone personally gets is going to be the important number to them anyway, regardless of a theoretical maximum.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I was quoted "no discount" by TMO's automated system, but when I chatted with a rep, she said the system isn't 100% accurate and found if actually be eligible for a 15% discount off of my bill.

    Also, consider that all discounts are not created equal. E.g. VZW's discount is only off of line access fees, whereas TMO's discount is off of the entire account bill (sans phone payment plans, obviously).
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    For Verizon it's actually generally off the "base" plan cost itself (the data/minutes/messages part), while the line access fees (if there are any, depending on the plan) are separate and don't get the discount.
     
  17. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    I used mine last month 24% off with my employer 7gb+unl talk/text + iphone 7 plus 256gb (dpp no down & no trade in) $86 after taxes
     
  18. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Verizon list....supposedly up to date and most likely not complete by any means.

    AARP – No advertised discount.

    Allstate – 22% off voice plans.

    American Express – 20% off voice/data plans.

    Amtrak – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Apollo Group – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Bank of America – 20% off voice plans and data plans.

    Best Buy – 25% off voice/data plans and 20% off accessories.

    Boeing – 25% off voice/data plans and 50% off accessories.

    Capital One – 19% off voice/data plans.

    Cisco Systems – 17% off voice/data plans.

    Citigroup – 22% off voice/data plans.

    Coca Cola Enterprises – 22% off data/voice plans and 25% off accessories.

    Comcast – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    CVS Pharmacy 22% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Darden Restaurants 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Disney – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Dow Corning – 10% off voice/data plans.

    eBay – 19% off voice and data plans.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Exxon Mobile – 19% off voice/data plans.

    FedEx – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Fidelity Investments – 21% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    General Electric (GE) – 22% off voice/data plans.

    General Motors – 21% off voice/data plans.

    Golden Corral – 8% off voice/data plans.

    HP: Hewlett Packard – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Hilton Worldwide – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Home Depot – 25% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    IBM 22% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    JetBlue – 19% off voice/data plans.

    John Deere – 20% off voice/data plans and 20% off accessories.

    JP Morgan Chase – 22% off voice and data plans.

    Kohls 19% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Lockheed MartinMcDonald’s – 19% off voice and data plans.

    Metlife – 15% off voice/data plans.

    Microsoft 22% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Morgan Stanley – 19% off voice/data plans.

    New York Times – 15% off voice and data plans.

    Nike – 19% off voice and data phone plans.

    Oracle – 17% off voice and data plans.

    Pepsico – 22% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Sears Holding Corporation – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Siemens – 17% off voice and data plans.

    Starbucks 19% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    State Farm – 22% off voice, data, and messaging plans.

    Target – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Time Warner – 22% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    US Airways – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    UPS – 22% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Verizon Communications – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Viacom – 17% off voice/data plans.

    Walgreens – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Walmart – 20% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Wells Fargo – 26% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Verizon Government Employee Discounts
    Federal Employees – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    State of California Employees – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    State of Colorado Employees – 18% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    State of Illinois Employees – 18% off voice/data and 25% off accessories.

    State of Massachusetts Employees – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories

    State of New Jersey Employees – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    State of New York Employees – 19% off voice/data and 25% off accessories.

    State of Pennsylvania Employees – 18% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    State of Texas Employees – 25% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    United States Military – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories. Treated as federal employees as part of the discount. No specific military discount.

    United States Postal Service (USPS) – 22% on voice/data plans and 25% on accessories.

    Discounts for College and Education Employees
    Ball State University – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Boston University – 15% off voice, data, and messaging plans.

    Clemson University – 19% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    Georgetown University – 8% off data and voice plans.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – 17% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    New York Board of Education – 21% off voice and data plans.

    Rutgers University – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    University of Florida – 18% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    University of Michigan – 15% off voice/data plans and 25% off accessories.

    University of Washington – 17% off voice and data plans plus 25% off accessories.

    Yale University – 17% off voice and data plans along with 25% off accessories.
     
  19. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    And her I thought this was a going to be a thread about prostate health.
     
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Or car insurance. Where's the Britsh gecko?
     
  21. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Apple themselves offers discounts for certain companies
    I think you have to go inside with your employee badge though and ask
     

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