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If you have a cellphone in the US, chances are that you are eligible for discounts that the service providers (AT&T and T-Mobile for example) offer but don’t want you to know. These discounts are the tools they use to attract customers from large organizations like Universities. If the organization you are currently associated with as a student or an employee is participating in the program then you can save between 10-20% in your monthly bills. Below I am providing you with details to see if you are eligible for such discounts and if you do how you can participate for two major service providers: AT&T and T-Mobile. You can search the Internet if your service provider has other similar programs.
AT&T FAN Discount
To see whether you qualify for the discount, click here. In the page, enter your e-mail address in the text-box with the instruction:Find Out if You Qualify For Employee Discounts. If you qualify, you will see a message as shown in figure below and the details about the discount is sent to your e-mail.
Click on the link sent to you in the e-mail and in the page that opens up, click on discount registration under discount qualifications and follow the instructions.
Getting 15% student discount on your bill is quite simple, just call T-Mobile customer support and ask for it, walk into a T-Mobile store and ask or use their online chat. This discount is for university students, faculty, employees and alumni but it does not hold true for all schools, just those schools signed up with T-Mobile. It appears that T-Mobile is verifying a relationship with a school simply via having a school email address, so the verification process isn’t particularly rigorous. Only few Universities are participating and to see whether your school is participating, see this article.
Another way to get a 12% student discount if your school is not signed up with T-Mobile is to have a Student Advantage Card. It costs $20 to sign up for, but is worth the cost as you will save more than hundred dollars in a year. The card can also be used for various other discounts such as with Amtrak and Jet Blue.
If you are not a student but work for an employer then visit this site to see if you qualify for discount.
|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).|
|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.|
I hope that you will be able to save money using this information. If any of you living outside US know about similar deals from your cellphone provider, please share it with us.