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Jonathan Saved Me 17%

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Jonathan from MyMoneyBlog posted about wireless plan discounts based on the company that employs you, so I decided to look into Verizon’s Employee Discounts to see if I qualified. Good news! Within the next two billing cycles, I will have a discount of 17% applied to my bill.

This discount is for personal cell phones, even though it is based on the company you work for. Here is how to find your discount.

I encourage anyone who works for a corporation and has a wireless plan with these carriers to check to see if there are any discounts available. It doesn’t hurt, it’s simple, and it could save you some money.

Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published December 21, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar Jeremy

Yep, these are becoming more and more common as employee benefits. At my previous employer I had a 22% discount with Verizon, and now I have a 15% discount on Sprint.

Unfortunately I won’t be switching to Sprint, so I can’t take advantage. But it is a great benefit that is largely unknown to many employees.

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avatar Dus10

Beyond companies, many large universities offer this for students. My wife attended a larger university for three courses, and then transferred. The good thing about universities is that they don’t deactivate you very quickly, because many students will take a semester off, here and there. So, it was verified through her university email that was still active, even though she had not attended it for nearly two years.

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avatar Hazzard

That is a great tip. I work with the cellular companies as part of my job at a VERY large company. The vendor I use offers a 25% discount off of all their plans for anyone in our company. I’ve been reaping this benefit for a few years now and love it!

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avatar Lazy Man and Money

If you ever have a legit reason to be dissatisfied with your wireless carrier, do be hesitant to call and them – nicely of course. I ran into a billing error with Sprint where purchasing and activating a new phone changed my plan and got me out of grandfathered rate. After explaining that I was this would not happen the first suggested that I return the phone and cancel their service. So that’s exactly what I tried to do. They passed me to their “retention” group. Well they have the power to give you discounts like you’ve never believed. I’ve got $80 worth of minutes and features for around $22 a month now. That includes high speed (near DSL), unlimited Internet.

I would almost feel bad about this, but they offered it to me, because they didn’t seem to have a way to re-install my grandfathered plan. It definitely made up for it, and saves me about $15 a month. That said it did take several hours on the phone to get it done, so I won’t really break even for a year. :-)

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avatar Jonathan

Glad to hear it!

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avatar Savvy Steward

Sometimes if you have been a long-term customer and they are nice, they will even apply the corporate discount to your previous billing statements.

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avatar The Finance Buff

If you are like me, working in the office all day, not using a lot of minutes on cell phone, a prepaid plan will save you more money. My cell phone expense is about $10 a month.

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avatar Terry Piatt

Can someone explain why corporate employees should get a wireless discount not available to small business employees?

If it is a fringe benefit paid for by the employer, shouldn’t it be taxable?

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avatar Barb

Woo hoo! I just saved 15% on my Verizon bill. Thanks, Flexo!

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