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Save Money On Wireless Cell Phone Bill

Updated on April 11, 2011

Get The Savings

Did you know that you can save money on your wireless cell phone bill. There is one way that many have never heard about or just plain forgot about.

Wireless cell phone companies like ATT and Verizon, for example, offer a nice discount for employees or students.

The wireless cell phone companies, have huge business agreements with thousands of government agencies and offices, corporations, and educational institutions.

So what this means to students, is that they also can get a discount on their cell phone bill, saving a nice chunk of change when figured monthly or yearly.

This type of discount is not always discussed at the sign up of a new service and if you have changed jobs or careers recently, you may have not have realized that the company you are now currently working for, gets a discount for its employees, with certain wireless cell phone service providers.


This is no hidden secret, it is just one discount that many fail to talk about.

Ask Your Provider

One of the best places you can find out quickly if you are eligible is go to your cell phone bill website or call them on the phone.

Students and employees who work for schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions may only need to provide an active e-mail address that is associated with the school. Possibly student Id of students, but check with each provider because they are all different.

Other company employees may have to provide some other forms of proof to see if you qualify for a discount, but what ever it is, take full advantage of the savings, don't be shy take the savings!!!!

Example of Savings

Personally I changed jobs in January of 2010 but I didn't change cell phone providers. I had heard that the employees, with Verizon service would get some sort of discount on their cell bill. I don't have Verizon so I didn't pay much more attention to it.

March 2011, I decided to look into my provider ATT and to my surprise they asked me to provide my company e-mail address to see if I qualify. With in minutes I received an e-mail verification in my company inbox.

Now my service at this time March 2011, was about $102 per month. After confirming the verification process, which actually I did from my phone with online data plan, It was done, I was in for the discount starting in April.

The New Bill

When my new bill was available for me through paperless billing option online for the month of April, my new bill is now $82 per month!!!!!! That's a whooping 20% savings from here on out. The only down side is that the fact that I could have been saving this amount for the past year and 3 months had I inquired about it sooner.

Do Yourself A Favor

So what I would suggest is do your self a favor and at least check into your wireless cell phone provider and see if you qualify for a discount. If you change jobs, don't forget to keep this savings in the back of your mind because you could just be paying more than you have to. Remember



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      Alisha Combs 6 years ago from Maine

      Useful, it may also be useful to let people know that in many instances if you are already a customer you may be required to sign a new two year agreement when said discount is being added to your account as a part of the deal between your wireless carrier and employer. Beware, and be sure to ask many questions!

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      Nichol marie 6 years ago from The Country-Side

      well written article thank you for the advice

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      Person of Interest 6 years ago from SoCal, USA

      This is definitely a news-you-can-use hub! Well written!

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      WoodsmensPost 6 years ago from Arizona

      Thats awesome Wooded, its great hearing that others saved some money too on that monthly bill.

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      Wooded 6 years ago

      This is a great article. I saved about $45 a month on my service when I switched companies because of an employee discount. Voted up!

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      WoodsmensPost 6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Genna - I hope all who are eligible for this discount follow through and take advantage of the savings they are entitled to :)

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Good tips and advice. Thank you!