Employee or Student Discounts for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile

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Updated 2015. Every major cell phone provider offers discounts for large groups, even when it’s an existing personal line. You could qualify through your employer, educational institution, or even affiliation with certain organizations like AAA or credit unions. So grab your work or school e-mails, check out these links, and find out what discounts are available to you. You may be pleasantly surprised.

AT&T Wireless. BusinessDirect Premier Discounts

Submit your work or student email address to find out if you are eligible to receive exclusive AT&T offers and discounts on your wireless bill through your employer or school. Once we validate your email address, you will receive an email to start shopping in your own personal AT&T online store!

We need your work, school, or organization email address to determine if you are affiliated with an organization that qualifies for additional savings. AT&T has business agreements with thousands of corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions to offer wireless products to their employees at a significant discount.

If we match your work, school, or organization email address with our list of qualified companies, we’ll send you an email so you can start taking advantage of applicable discounts and benefits for which you qualify. (We are unable to match personal email addresses such as Yahoo!®, Windows Live™ Hotmail, or AOL®.)

Verizon Wireless. Employee Discount Program

Verizon Wireless offers you discounts on wireless products and services based on your employment or affiliation with an organization that has an agreement with us.

If you are new to Verizon Wireless and have an employer issued work email address, you can enter the address below to check your eligibility status.

T-Mobile. In 2014, T-Mobile changed their corporate discount program for consumer lines. Existing corporate discounts were mostly left grandfathered in. The T-Mobile Advantage Program now gives a $25 gift card per device instead. If you have a work phone directly paid for by your employer, you may qualify for Business Family Discounts.

Do you work for a company that is part of the T-Mobile Advantage Program? You could be eligible to receive a $25 T-Mobile Advantage™ Reward Card with every purchase of a new smartphone or tablet.

Does your company directly pay for your voice line on the T-Mobile network? Your family can save 50% off your first two lines on an eligible Simple Choice family plan—and pay just $10 per line after that. Is your family already on a T-Mobile Simple Choice Plan? Great! Because they’re eligible, too.

Sprint. Employee Value Program and Sprint Discount Program.

ENTER YOUR WORK OR ORGANIZATION ISSUED EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW FOR ACCESS TO YOUR PRIVATE PORTAL
If your company or organization has an account, you will gain instant access to your portal. (Please note that we cannot accept personal email addresses)

Just enter your work, school, or organization email address below to see if you’re eligible for the Sprint Discount Program. Don’t worry, we won’t sell or share your personal information with third parties. What are you waiting for? Find out now!

Here are specific links for the Sprint AAA 10% discount, and Sprint credit union 10% discount. LoveMyCreditUnion.org also offers credit union members Sprint monthly plan discounts and waived activation and upgrade fees.

Comments

  1. Sofaking Nuts says:

    I get 22% off my monthly Verizon bill because of my employer. I’m not sure what the other carriers offer, but I’m pretty happy with this discount.

  2. I get 28% with Sprint!

  3. Very true. On our family plan, we get a monthly discount, a discount on hardware when we upgrade and a discount on accessories in the store (25%, makes you wonder what th real markup is).

    All for a 3 minute phone conversation that asked about it.

  4. Here’s an easy one: Sprint offers 15% off to “AOL Customers”, but all they do to check that you’re a ‘customer’ is send an e-mail to an AOL address you provide.

    Sign up for an AOL Mail account (that’s free), provide them that address, and you’re in.

  5. MakingItWorkNJ says:

    I get a 15% discount with Verizon because of my employee status. I pay as much now as I did regular as a T-Mobile customer. T-Mobile was no doubt the cheapest plan I had, but their service [was not good (self-edit…LOL)].

    In any event, I really like Verizon. If I get a dropped call, it’s usually the other person’s fault. Their customer service leaves a lot to be desired, but the network more than makes up for it. Mind you, I only have a voice plan, but when my contract expires on 2011, I will hopefully get a smartphone and truly join the 21st century. :)

  6. I got 14% with Sprint when using my old University account. The emails are just forwarded to my Gmail but hey, i’m not above a little theater to save some money.

  7. Apparently it doesn’t work for SERO plans.

  8. No, adding an additional discount to a SERO plan is very difficult if you didn’t manage it early on and stay under their radar.

  9. Careful with that ATT discount. My ATT employee discount applies to everything BUT iPhone plans…go figure.

  10. We get a corp discount from T-mobile since I work at my company. They couldn’t even tell me what the discount is and I think it varies. I don’t know what the logic is or how they vary it. It seems I might be getting about 10% off give or take. It was odd and confusing to not get a straight answer to my question “whats the discount?” but I guess thats just how they do it. I’m not complaining really, its still cheaper with the discount of course.

  11. Chris in Boston says:

    I work for CA and we get an 18% discount off the ATT bill every month.

    ATT claims they will not discount iPhone plans, however I do see a line item for the corporate discount on every bill and I have two iPhones on the plan.

  12. Does It require a new 2-year contract?

  13. @A – Usually no, they can apply to existing customer accounts. Please see the links and the quoted text in the original post.

  14. I had it when we were with Verizon but T-Mobile makes it more difficult.

  15. what do i do
    if i have an aol acct how do i get the dicount from sprint ?

  16. I had a 25% discount with Sprint because of my employer and now have a 22% discount with Verizon because of my employer. In fact the account with Verizon is in my name but my wife is the one with the plan. I don’t need a high volume plan and my wife does. You can get the phone to display her name so it is not a big deal if your spouse is the one needing the plan and you are the one eligible for the employee discount.

  17. I work for Wachovia and My husband for Walmart we have att and we are entitled to 15% but ATT WILL charge a $36 fee per line to get a discount, So I HAVE TO PAY $144 (i have 4 lines) to get their #$&^#$& discounts.

  18. Tom Harney says:

    One way to get a corporate discount is to join the Freelancer’s Union.

    http://www.freelancersunion.org/discounts/corporate/index.html

    • Thanks Tom – I forgot about this and checked – they have an ATT discount. Plus lots of gym discounts.

  19. Hi – I am signed up for a T-mobile discount – available because of my AAA (motor club) membership. I think it is 14% and under the AAA corporate discount program.

  20. Thanks for the post! I am not sure what student discount % rate I will get, but am happy for anything from AT&T!

  21. Used my college email for a verizon discount … 19% OFF :-)

  22. CHA-CHING! I just saved 15% with the AT&T service discount for my employer. That’s at least a $25 savings every month! There’s also an equipment discount if I wanted to get a new phone. Great Blog! Thanks!

  23. SPRINT USERS** Use an AIM email addy and it counts as being an AOL affiliate or whatever, its 10% though…. Ive had it since Oct, but my new job offers a 25% discount so I changed it. You cannot double discount btw 😉 Also the discount is off of your BASE plan price, does not include add ons (insurance etc) or taxes, AIM/AOL example: so my plan is $129, I got $13 off, though my bill was $160s a month, the ten percent is off the base plan price. Still any discount is great. :)

  24. 50% discount on AT&T Wireless as an AT&T empoyee for up to 2 lines.

  25. I am confused. I signed up for the everything plus data package for 69.99 by the refferal program, and after talking to a representative about getting a student discount, she said I had a business account? is that what is plan is? What does a business account mean? I didn’t type in any information regarding a business.

    Ugh, this is just confusing. I feel like no one can give me a direct answer.

  26. CELESTE says:

    what about if i work for Texas Oncology do I get a discount with AT & T

  27. Democrat says:

    If you go to http://www.att.com/wireless/FNBT and put in your cell phone number, last 4 of the ssn on your account, and email address your next bill will have 22%. This 100% works.

  28. I’m an employee at New York Transit and I was wondering if I’m eligible for a discount on my cellphone bill and I’m also a new customer of at&t ? How much is the actual percentage that a new york transit employee is eligible for by the way?

  29. Patricia Porter-wiler says:

    From early 2000’s husband had an ATT phone, we had discount on it from them. I had a Sprint phone snd was getting about 18% discount. Decided to move my phone to ATT about 2011 because I was promised they would give me the discounts I was getting from Sprint. I BELIEVED the representative, but the lies have come forward as of late when I actually checked my billing. I pay close to $200 a month. I am now an ATT retiree with a pension.(I worked for SWBT/AT&T and retired from them and went to work for State of Texas and then retired from them in 2012. I seem to have lost any discounts it seems every time I made changes or upgrades. I am now trying to get any kind of discount. They are denying me an AT&T employee or retiree discount. Am trying to get a credit union discount. One would think they would have a discount for the elderly (over65). But I cant find it. BOTTOM LINE IS the reps in the ATT stores will say and promise anything to get you to buy equipment and services…it pads their pockets.

  30. Ross employee

  31. as of 3/29/15 my employer gets me a 20% discount on my bill with an older nationwide talk plan with Verizon. Verizon has slashed their plans and changed everything so now if you alter an old plan with your locked in employers discount (mine 20%) and change to a new one of these “everything plans” they’re offering only up to 8% employee discount. Keep that in mind as you’re trying to figure out your final cost! This was pretty deceptive I had to work to find that discrepancy from new to old bill comparisons. NOWHERE do they say that they’ve lowered your discount and they don’t explain the difference on the plan comparison charts either. I’m hanging with the old plan as long as possible because of this, 8% from 20% is NOT cool! not giving that one up. The new plans aren’t better than my old one with my old discount. -Scy

  32. have 25% off AT&T with previous employer (who laid me off in 2011). still availing of the discount 😉

  33. As of 4/1/14, T-Mobile no longer offers new enrollment into the corporate discount plan, you get a $25 gift card for each new phone instead.
    “If you enrolled in the Advantage Program on or after April 1, 2014, you’ll receive a $25 T-Mobile Advantage Reward Card every time you purchase a new phone, device, or tablet.”

  34. brankar says:

    Corporate for our VZW is 20% off the phone charges of 80 a month but VZW has all kinds of tricky billing so in reality it’s a minimal discount for our 4 lines… taking the bill down by less than $20. The VZW bill would be something a bit high like $128 a month. Doesn’t sound too bad…but you have to do their Edge program, so your bill is really another $100 a month for 4 phones. Really $228 a month. Ouch. Even an old gen Moto X is $18 a month on Edge. That’s an extra $2000-2400.

    T-mo on my wife’s corporate is 15% off per line. So 4 lines = 15% offthe base, the data, etc. We pay about $110 with taxes a month for 10 GB locked in (not the special rate) with 4 smartphones. Thing is we own the phones (Moto Xs, Gs, Es) and they were FAR cheaper than VZW’s phones. So the bill is just $110 a month. Our initial outlay of cash for the 4 phones was less than $1000 total. So right there is the big win for T-mo.

    Also with T-mo with get free roaming in hundreds of countries, free text, free music (pandora, google, apple all stream for free). That’s a big deal. Gigs free.

    If we insisted on using iPhones then VZW might be a better prop. But using our basic Moto smartphones, VZW is way more expensive.

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