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Discount Cell Phones: Employee discounts For Your Cell Phone Service

Published 8/21/07 (Modified 6/17/11)
By MoneyBlueBook

Most of the major cell phone carriers offer deeply discounted savings for large companies or groups, including schools. If you work for a major business, corporation, or attend college or graduate school, chances are you may be entitled to a hefty discount towards your monthly wireless mobile phone bill. Many businesses and schools have negotiated employee and student discounts with the major wireless carriers. Even alumnus and employees at certain major universities may be entitled to discounted rates due to their current or previous association with their schools.

But for some reason, many people are not aware that these discounts exist, and the cell phone providers certainly aren't motivated to advertise these great discounts, particularly for existing customers. Oftentimes, the only thing you'll need to have to claim these discounts is a valid work or school e-mail address from a participating business or school. I encourage you to visit the links below and check to see what discounts are available to you. Believe me, you will be pleasantly surprised as I was! I was able to get 19% off with Verizon Wireless using my existing graduate school e-mail address. I did not realize that I qualified for such a high discount until I typed in my school e-mail address on a whim. Try it!

Remember to renew your student or employee discount promotional rate periodically since they usually don't renew automatically. Most of the mobile phone discounts are good for a year - just submit a new discount request again when it expires.

Verizon Wireless: Enter your work email address to see if you qualify for discounts. Verizon Wireless will send you an email that will help you determine your eligibility for promotional rates (personal email addresses not accepted).


AT&T has business agreements with thousands of corporations, government agencies and educational institutions to offer wireless products to their employees and families at a significant discount.

Sprint Sprint: has business agreements with hundreds of corporations and government agencies to offer wireless products and services at a significant discount when purchased online or over the phone.
T-Mobile T-Mobile: Employees of contracted T-Mobile Business Customers may request a corporate discount. The discount ranges from 0% to 15%, per Business Customer monthly volume.


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18 Responses to “Discount Cell Phones | Employee Discounts | Money Blue Book” 

  1. Christina Weaver says:

    I am going to be attending college and I want to go with Verizon as my carrier. Is there a such thing as an Student Discount?

  2. Raymond says:

    Hi Christina,

    Sometimes your student email address may offer you employee discounts if you enter the address onto their discount checker. My school has a hospital that is associated with the school and offers discounts for employees of the hospital. Discounts are granted so long as you can provide a school email. Even people who I knew who weren't actually employees of the school-affiliated hospital were granted employee discounts by simply submitting their school email addresses.

    Try clicking on the Verizon discount link and entering your email. It worked for me but may not work for everyone.

  3. evin says:

    I tried putting my school email into verizon and it said I was eligible for an employee discount. However to enroll you need to enter your first name, last name, last 4 of SSN, cell number, a daytime phone number and a billing zip code. Do they have to verify your information with the school/company that provides the discount b/c technically I'm not an employee? I have to find out if the discount only applies to employees or not.

  4. Raymond says:

    Well, I have a friend who was still able to receive an employee discount despite not technically being an employee as recognized by his email address. Apparently his school email address qualified him to receive a Verizon Wireless discount as an employee of his school's hospital. Based on what I know, Verizon Wireless does not actually verify your provided information with the school or company. The ethics of doing that are up to you.

  5. Glenn says:

    Hey can someone, give me a link to a discounted link. Im not sure if all the discounts are limited to roughly around 15%. Let me know thank you. Plz leave me a discounted link.TY

  6. Daniela says:

    hello, my husband and I work in two institutions that offer discount for cell phones. Caritas St.Elizabeth medical center (tufts medical center) and St vincent hospital (fallon clinic affiliated to University of Massachussetts). How can I find the discount rates for at&t plans and cell phones.



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  8. karen OLeary Barber says:

    I am a 35 yr RN with both Accredo (AHG/Medco) employee and also Apria/Coram as well.- I have 6 wireless cell phones- primary is 516 220-3222-
    is it true that I am eligible for a corporate discount?

  9. Bruce Barber says:

    I am a 27 yr employee of HewlettPackard- Manhattan office at this time. Am I eligible for a cell plan discount I have 6 cell phones on my account- primary is 516 220-5715

  10. sally pearce says:

    I have just triedto get into your system for a discount as an employee of Mira Costa Community college in Ocenside Ca 92056. I was not able to do this as your messge said my school was not in your discount system? One of my associates told me of this discount this week, so we must be eligible. Please Advise

  11. vicky henefeld says:

    I have T-mobile as my carrier and work for a school. Does T-mobile offer discounts for school employees? If so let me know I would like to apply for the discount

    Thank you, vicky

  12. Adriana says:

    Im currently attending college for bussiness logo design and wondering if I can get a discount on my cell phone services. i want to get another cell phone for bussiness and for non bussiness use to keep them sepperate but my budget will not allow me. Just wondering if i can get a discount. thx Adri :)

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  13. kira says:

    you need to check with your provider and usually provide a valid work/school e-mail when prompted to see if you qualify. you can most likely find this by typing in college discount/employee discount or something along those lines in the search on your cell company's website. its really not that hard to look for yourself.

  14. Sharda says:

    Hello i will be attending central state university in the fall and i was wondering if any company offered a discount there

  15. renee says:

    I work for the post office. However, the "little people" do not assigned a government email address. How can I find out, if there is a discount?

    I am off right now with a hurt back so I have no way to follow up with anyone. I have my ID and a copy of my check I receive monthly.

  16. Gerard Nardone says:

    I am a Firefighted in Kearny, New Jersey and I just switched to At&t from Verizon. I used to get a 15% civil service discount for verizon but I cannot get an answer from At&t, and as you could imagine we do not have email at work. If you have any info regarding this please advise me on how to proceed. Thank you, Gerard Nardone.

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  18. Michelle says:

    On L&I from my job, will I stop getting the discount? I was put on light duty for a work related back injury at the Hospital I worked at for 25 years. They had no more light duty available, I had to stay home and went on L&I. however After 6 months not working as still no light duty available,they have to terminate you. Due to the back injury I am unable to lift over 10 lbs, I could only work if I could lift 50 lbs. They are paying my L&I and I have to have surgery for the injury. Am I eligible for the discount even though I am not working? Someone said since I'm on L&I through them, the checks say from them maybe you can? Is this true, would be wonderful sounds too good to be true.

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