Cell Phone Discounts: Updated List of Secret Savings

Cell Phone Discounts: Updated List of Secret Savings
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Could you be missing out on a discount for your phone plan? Check out our list of employer discounts from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

If you follow Brad’s Deals, you're likely always on the lookout for a way to save on you monthly cell phone bill. Of course we have lots of deals on the hottest smartphones around, but your savings don't have to stop after you buy a new phone--you may be eligible for a service discount just for having a job! Many cell phone carriers have deals with certain companies, government agencies and universities that offer discounts to employees and students.

Of course, the phone companies like to keep this stuff quiet, so official lists of these carrier discounts are hard to find. We did our best to put together a comprehensive list of all employee discounts on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, but if you don't see your company or university listed below, enter your work or school email address at AT&T, Verizon or Sprint's discount pages to see if you qualify. (Sadly, T-Mobile discontinued their employer discount program in April 2014, though some legacy accounts may still be flying under the radar with the discount intact.)

Choose a cell phone carrier below to jump to their list of employee wireless discounts:

Verizon Wireless Discounts

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We know the following companies have discount deals with Verizon, but we can't confirm the percentage off for each one. If you work at one of these places, enter your email address on Verizon's discount page and you'll get an email with more information about your discount opportunities.

Company
Abbott Labs
Accenture
Acorn Engineering
ADP
Alstom
Anderson Windows
Apollo Group
Aspen Research
BAE Systems
Bank of NY
Best Buy
Boeing
B of A
CA State Universities
Caterpillar
CBS Radio
Circuit City
Cisco Systems
Citigroup
Cleveland Clinic
CNM Community College
Comcast
Cornell University
CSC
Dell
Delphi Automotive
Depart. of Commerce
Deutsche Bank
Disney
Dow Chemical
Dow Jones & Co.
Duke University
eBay
Eclipse Inc.
EMC
Emco
Emory University
Exxon Mobil
FDS
Fidelity Investments
Frontier Com. Solutions
Gap Inc
General Dynamics
Glaxosmithkline(GSK)
Goodyear
GE
GM
GMAC Mortage
Goldman Sachs
Greatbatch & Subsidaries
H&R Block
HP
HCA
Halliburton
Hitachi
Home Depot
IBM
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
Kodak
KPMG
Kyocera Wireless
Law Enforcement
Liberty Mutual
Lockheed
Merck Ees
Merrill Lynch
MetLife
Microsoft
Morgan Stanley
NISC
National Semiconductor
New Mexico State Univ.
New York Times
North Carolina State Univ.
Northrop Grumman
Oracle
Penn State University
Pfizer
PG&E
Purdue University
Qualcomm
Quest Diagnostics
Raymond James Financial
Raytheon
Renewal Windows
Rite Aid
Rochester Inst. of Tech
SAIC
Sallie Mae
School Districts Utah
Shell Oil
Shop Rite
Siemens
Starbucks
State of Idaho
State of Indiana
State of New Jersey
State of NY Employees
State of NJ Municipal Employees
State of Pennsylvania
State of Wisconsin
Stony Brook U. Hospital
Sumtotalsystems Inc.
Sunoco Inc.
Syracuse University
Temple University
Teradyne
Thiel College
TIAA-CREF
Time Warner
Triad Guaranty
Tribune Company
Trinity Health
Tyco
U of CA Berkeley
U of CA San Francisco
University of Southern CA
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Maryland
University of Minnesota
University of PA
University of Wisconsin
UPS
U.S. Dept. of Labor
US Airways
USPS
Warner Bros.
Vanguard Group
Viacom
Wachovia
Walgreens
Walmart
WebMD/Emdeon
Wegmans
Xilinx

AT&T Wireless Discounts

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As with our Verizon list, we know the following companies have deals with AT&T (or at least did in the past) that provide their employees with a certain percentage off, but we were unable to verify those numbers. If you work at one of these places, enter your email address on AT&T's discount page and you'll get an email with more information about your discount opportunities.

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Company
7 Eleven
AARP Employees
Abbot Labs
Accenture
Acterna
ADECCO
ADP TotalSource
ADT Security Services
Aegon
AEP
Aerojet
AFL
Agilent Technologies
Ahold
Airborne Express
AOL
Airforce
Albertsons
Allegis Group/Maxhim Healthcare
Alliant Food
Allstate
American Cancer
American Express
American Red Cross
American West
AOL
Apple
Apira Healthcare
ARINC
Army & National Guard
Associated Press
AT&T
Avendra
Avon
Bae Systems
BaJa Fresh
Bechtel
Becton Dickinson
Bed Bath and Beyond
Bergen Community College
Best Buy
Black & Decker
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boeing Company
BP Amoco
Brinks
Burger King
Cable
Caci
Cap Gemini Earnst & Young
Caribou Coffee
Carpenter
Catholic Health
Cendent Avis Car Rental
Cendent Century 21
Cendent Coldwell Banker
Cendent Days Inn
Cendent Howard Johnson
Cendent Knights Inn
Cendent Ramada Inn
Cendent Super 8
Cendent Travel Lodge
Chrysler
Cisco Systems
City of New York Employees
Coast Guard
Coca-Cola
Comcast
Commodity Futures
Commonwealth of KY
Compass Bank
Costco
Crushman Wakefield
CSC
CSX
DC-MD Government
Dell Employee Program
Deloitte & Touche
Delta Airlines
Dept. of Homeland Security
Dept. of State
Dept. of Transportation
Discovery
Dominion Resources
Emcore
Erricson
Ernst & Young
Fannie Mae
Farmers Insurance
Federal Express Corp
FedEx
Fiserv
Foot Locker
Fox News Channel
Freddie Mac
Gannett
General Dynamics
General Electric
General Services
Giant Foods
GMC Insurance
Good Year
Gov. Military and First Aid
Halliburton
Harvard Medical School
Health & Human
HMS Host
Home Depot
HP
IBM
Ilinois Institute of Technology
Inova
John Hancock Sponsorship
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Key Bank
Kodak
KPMG
Kraft/Altria
L-3
Lafarge
Legg Mason
Lockheed Martin
Lowe's
Marines
Marriott
Macy's
Martin-Brower
Maxim Healthcare
Mazda
McJunkin Corp
Media News Group
Medimmune
Medstar
Merrill Lynch
Microsoft
NASA
National Rural Telecom
Navy
NBA Basketball
NCR
Netcom USA
News America
Nissan North
Noaa Sponsortship
Norfolk Souther
Northrop Grumman
NVR
Octagon
Office Depot
Oldcastle Glass
Omnicom
Oracle
Orlando Reg. Medical Center
Outback
Overhead Door Co.
Owens & Minor
Papa Johns
Parsons Brinkwehoff
Payless Shoe Source
Pep Boys
PepsiCo
Petsmart
Pfizer
PGA Tour
Phillip Morris/Nabis
Pier 1
Playboy Enterprises
PNC
PricewaterhouseCoppers
Prudential
Pulet Homes
Purdue University
QuickTrip Gas Stations
Quiznos
Radio Shack
Re-Max
Rite Aid
Roadrunner
Rolls Royce
Rouse
Ruby Tuesdays
Safeway
Sallie Mae
San Jose State University
Schlumberger
Sheetz
Shell Oil
Sherwin Williams
SIAIC
Siemens
Sitel
Social Security & Admin
Sodexho
Southwest Airlines
Starbucks
State Farm
State of California
State of North Carolina
State of New Jersey
State of New York
State of Texas
Target
Texas Instruments
TIAA-CREF
TID Water and Power
Time Warner
Toyota
Toys R Us
Tuesday Morning
Tyco
U-Haul
United Airlines
United Nations
UPS
University of CA, Berkeley
University of CA, Sand Diego
University of MD
University of Texas
University of Virgina
Unum Provident
Urs Corporation
US Food Service
USA Today
USC Students
USEC
USPS
UT Southwestern Med. Center
Vertis
Vertex Inc.
Visa International
Wells Fargo
Walmart
Washington Post
Waste Management
Wayne State University
WBAL TV- 11
Weichert
Wendy's
Weyerhaeuser
Williams Sonoma
XM Satellite
Yahoo

Sprint Cell Phone Discounts

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We were able to confirm the service discounts that Sprint offers for employees of the following companies. However, if your employer isn't listed, that doesn't necessarily mean you're ineligible for a discount. Enter your company email address at Sprint's discount page to double check.

Company Discount
Aflac 20%
Anjeuser-Busch 23%
AOL 25%
ARMY/USAA/Military/Airforce 5%-15%
Avon 18%
Bank of America 25%
Best Buy 25%
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Employees 20%
Boeing 25%
Capital One 20%
Cerner Corporation 20%
Chase 27%
Chevrolet 12%
Cisco Systems 23%
Citi Group 26%
City of Detriot 15%
City of Houston 15%
ClientLogic 9%
Comcast 23%
Costco 23%
CSC 17%
Daimler 23%
Delphi 20%
Delta Airlines 25%
Discover Card 20%
Domino's Pizza 19%
Earthlink 15%
Eastman Kodak 20%
Ernst & Young 23%
Exxon Mobil 18%
FedEx 23%
FL Department of Corrections 19%
Ford 20-23%
Frito Lay 20-25%
Gap Inc. 20%
General Electric 25%
Goodyear 20%
Hilton Hotels 24-25%
Home Depot 25%
Honeywell 24%
Humana Insurance 24%
IBM 25%
InfoSpace 5%
Kmart 25%
Lane Bryant 15%
Los Angeles Unified School District 18%
Law Enforcement 18%
Lucent Technologies 25%
Marble Slab Creamery 5%
Merrill Lynch 15-25%
Mercy Medical Center 22%
MCI 18%
Motorola 19%
National University 18%
NBC 23-25%
Northwestern Mutual Insurance 15%
Outback 21%
Panera Bread 15%
Philip Morris 23%
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC 24%
ProHealth Care Inc 23%
Publix Supermarket 20%
Raymond James Financial 20%
Raytheon 20-25%
Samsung 20%
SAIC 18%
Sears 25%
State of California 18%
State of Ohio 15%
State of Virginia 18%
Stop & Shop Supermarket 26%
SunTrust 20%
Tenet Healthcare 23%
Yahoo 24%
SUNY Albany 19%
Target 20-25%
TIAA-CREF 18%
Time Warner 25%
Tricon Global (Yum Foods) 20%
Union Pacific Railroad 20%
United Airlines 25%
UPS 20-25%
United States Government 15%
United States Postal Service 25%
Viacom 22%
Vons (Safeway) 22%
Walgreens 20%
Walmart 22-25%
Waste Management 25%
Xerox 20%

 

If your current carrier does not offer discounts to your employer or your school, it might be worth the time to enter your email address at competing carriers to see if you can get a discount. It is always a great idea to take advantage of every perk and discount available to you, even if it requires a little extra research and effort.

Please note that these discounts are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but they may vary.

(Last updated 10/14/2015)