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

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Updated 2019. Each of the four major cell phone providers offer discounts for certain large groups, even applied to an existing personal line. You could qualify through your employer, educational institution, or even affiliation with certain organizations like AAA or credit unions. Many also have discounts for military and/or first responders. So grab your work or school-affiliated e-mails, check out these links, and find out what discounts are available to you.

You may still find a better deal with a lesser-known prepaid or MVNO plan (especially if you don’t need data), but sometimes a major carrier with a discount can be very competitive.

AT&T Wireless. AT&T Signature Program

It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible for savings for your qualified AT&T wireless service through your employer, school, or other association. Just enter and submit your work or school email address and we’ll show you whether you qualify for applicable discounts and benefits on wireless services, devices and more.

Don’t have a work or school email? If you don’t have a work or school email, bring your student or employee ID to an AT&T store to find out if you’re eligible for the AT&T Signature Program.

Verizon Wireless. 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. Keep in mind that T-Mobile also has special discounted plans for the military and those age 55+. The ability to stack discounts varies.

The T-Mobile Advantage™ Program lets you receive additional benefits or rewards based on your affiliation with your military branch of service, company, organization, or government agency. Check your organization’s eligibility.

If you have a company-provided business line with T-Mobile, you can now add your family to your account and save up to 50% off the first two lines on a family plan. Already have your family on a Simple Choice plan or T-Mobile ONE? You can get in on the BFD too!

Sprint. Sprint Works Program.

The Sprint Works? Program extends exclusive savings and special offers to employees, students and members of organizations. Please complete the form to see if you qualify.

LoveMyCreditUnion.org also offers credit union members Sprint monthly plan discounts and waived activation and upgrade fees. I’m not sure how these would stack with the Sprint Unlimited Kickstart $25/month plan.

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  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.


  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. 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. 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.

  35. If you are looking for student discounts for phone cases, laptop sleeves, and laptop backpacks, Incipio offers a student and faculty discount. Visit the link here http://www.incipio.com/education-discount

  36. what discount do Hilton Hotels employees receive in NY?

  37. The Sprint discount thing is FAKE i work work THE AMERICAN RED CROSS I was told by sprint discount will apply after 2 bill cycles after, after waiting 2 bill cycles I called sprint asking why the discount didn’t apply yet they said it will next bill cycle and still it has and its been 6 bill cycles now and yet nothing……….

    • My God good sir. I think I understand why they decided not to give you a discount. Your post was borderline unintelligible and it seems that you are not able to articulate what you want very well. I can imagine you walking into a Sprint store, babbling to a display iPhone and demanding you get a discount because you “work work THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.” I guarantee that the Sprint discount is REAL as I have just applied an 18% discount to my Sprint bill for being an alumni from San Diego State University.

      • also, learn to use some punctuation…

      • This frank response was stellar. Thank you for writing the words many of us were thinking, “My God good sir…” LOL! After 2 years from Bob’s post, I find it unlikely he has read the candor, but there’s always tomorrow.

  38. Even with that discount. I’m still probably better off with Mint Mobile at $180 per year.

  39. Chris NOT in Boston says

    Even with those discounts, I’m still ahead of the game with Mint Mobile. I pay $180 per year.

  40. Amazingly even the Apple store offers employee discounts too

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