Cell Phone Discounts: Updated List of Secret Savings

Cell Phone Discounts: Updated List of Secret Savings

Employee wireless discounts can save you money on your bill.

Are you eligible for an employee discount on your cell phone bill?

After the great response we've gotten in the comments from all of you, we've updated our lists and made them a little more user-friendly. Thanks again to everyone for all the helpful tips. A lot of you also asked about senior discounts and we recently put together a list of retailers and businesses with discounts specifically for seniors.

Chances are, if you follow Brad’s Deals, you have probably looked for a great deal on the last cell phone you purchased. If you're looking for a new phone, we keep track of cell phone deals, too! And remember, you don't have to buy your phone directly from your carrier. Stores like Target and Best Buy sell cell phones too and you can save more using store coupons on cell phone purchases. It is always such a great feeling to know that some people paid more than you did just because you were willing to put a little time and research into your purchase. We are excited to tell you that the savings don’t have to stop after the phone purchase.

You may have thought to yourself, “It would be great if I could get a discount on my at-home bills.” Great news! Some cell phone carriers do just that for employees at certain corporations and even some students! Select companies have negotiated employee discounts with select carriers that give you a monthly discount on your bill.

Because cell phone companies prefer to keep this information private (and some employers remain tight lipped), carriers’ lists can be hard to find. To see if you qualify, simply enter your e-mail address at Cingular/AT&T, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile. You can also try entering your e-mail at Verizon or Sprint if you don’t see your employer or university listed below.

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

Verizon Wireless Discounts

Company Discount
Abbott Labs 19%
Accenture 18%
Acorn Engineering 6%
ADP 17%
Alstom 15%
Anderson Windows 15%
Apollo Group 13%
Aspen Research 15%
BAE Systems 17%
Bank of NY 17%
Best Buy 20%
Boeing 20%
B of A 20%
CA State Universities 17%
Caterpillar 20%
CBS Radio 20%
Circuit City 20%
Cisco Systems 17%
Citigroup 20%
Cleveland Clinic 15%-20%
CNM Community College 18%
Comcast 15%
Cornell University 19%
CSC 19%
Dell 19%
Delphi Automotive 19%
Depart. of Commerce 15%
Deutsche Bank 17%
Disney 20%
Dow Chemical 15%
Dow Jones & Co. 19%
Duke University 15%
eBay 10%
Eclipse Inc. 8%
EMC 17%
Emco 15%
Emory University 20%
Exxon Mobil 19%
FDS 17%
Fidelity Investments 18%
Frontier Com. Solutions 13%
Gap Inc 25%
General Dynamics 19%
Glaxosmithkline(GSK) 18%
Goodyear 20%
GE 20%
GM 21%
GMAC Mortage 21%
Goldman Sachs 17%
Greatbatch & Subsidaries 10%
H&R Block 20%
HP 25%
HCA 20%-25%
Halliburton 15%
Hitachi 15%
Home Depot 25%
IBM 21%
Intel 17%
Kaiser Permanente 18%
Kodak 25%
KPMG 19%
Kyocera Wireless 13%
Law Enforcement 15%
Liberty Mutual 15%
Lockheed 20%
McDonalds 19%
Merck Ees 17%
Merrill Lynch 21%
MetLife 15%
Microsoft 19%
Morgan Stanley 20%
NISC 8%
National Semiconductor 17%
New Mexico State Univ. 18%
New York Times 15%
North Carolina State Univ. 19%
Northrop Grumman 19%
Oracle 17%
Penn State University 8%
Pfizer 21%
PG&E 17%
Purdue University 15%
Qualcomm 15%
Quest Diagnostics 17%
Raymond James Financial 15%
Raytheon 20%
Renewal Windows 15%
Rite Aid 15%
Rochester Inst. of Tech 10%
SAIC 17%
Sallie Mae 10%
School Districs Utah 15%
Shell Oil 19%
Shop Rite 20%
Siemens 17%
Starbucks 18%
State of Idaho 17%
State of Indiana 15%
State of New Jersey 15%
State of NY Employees 19%
State of NJ Municipal Employees 20%
State of Pennsylvania 18%
State of Wisconsin 8%
Stony Brook U. Hospital 19%
Sumtotalsystems Inc. 6%
Sunoco Inc. 15%
Syracuse University 15%
Temple University 15%
Teradyne 17%
Thiel College 18%
TIAA-CREF 20%
Time Warner 22%
Triad Guaranty 8%-12%
Tribune Company 8%-17%
Trinity Health 20%
Tyco 17%
U of CA Berkeley 15%
U of CA San Francisco 17%
University of Southern CA 13%
University of Central Florida 15%
University of Florida 15%
University of Maryland 17%
University of Minnesota 17%
University of PA 15%
University of Wisconsin 19%
UPS 22%
U.S. Dept. of Labor 15%
US Airways 19%
USPS 20%
Warner Bros. 22%
Vanguard Group 15%
Viacom 20%
Wachovia 20%
Walgreens 15%
Walmart 20%
WebMD/Emdeon 15%
Wegmans 13%
Xilinx 17%

AT&T Wireless Discounts

Company Discount
7 Eleven 15%
AARP Employees 20%
Abbot Labs 10%
Accenture 5%
Acterna 5%
ADECCO 12%
ADP TotalSource 22%
ADT Security Services 17%
Aegon 10%
AEP 20%
Aerojet 5%
AFL 18%
Agilent Technologies 13%
Ahold 14%
Airborne Express 25%
AOL 4%
Airforce 19%
Airways 4%
Albertsons 10%
Allegis Group/Maxhim Healthcare 6%
Alliant Food 2%
Allstate 16%
American Cancer 10%
American Express 18%
American Express Publishing 20%
American Red Cross 10%
American West 16%
AOL 25%
Apple Computer 13%
Apira Healthcare 6%
ARINC 8%
Army & National Guard 19%
Associated Press 4%
AT&T 19%
Avendra 18%
Avon 14%
Bae Systems 15%
BaJa Fresh 10%
Bank One 18%
Bechtel 12%
Becton Dickinson 10%
Bed Bath and Beyond 18%
Bergen Community College 10%
Best Buy 20%
Black & Decker 4%-6%
Blue Cross 17%
Boeing Company 25%
Borders 6%
BP Amoco 12%
Brinks 15%
Burger King 17%
Cable 7%
Caci 4%
Cap Gemini Earnst & Young 18%
Caribou Coffee 7%
Carpenter 7%
Catholic Health 6%
Cendent Avis Car Rental 6%
Cendent Century 21 6%
Cendent Coldwell Banker 6%
Cendent Days Inn 6%
Cendent Howard Johnson 6%
Cendent Knights Inn 6%
Cendent Ramada Inn 6%
Cendent Super 8 6%
Cendent Travel Lodge 6%
Chrysler 13%
Cisco Systems 14%
City of New York Employees 20%
Coast Guard 19%
Coca-Cola 25%-28%
Comcast 15%
Commodity Futures 6%
Commonwealth of KY 15%
Compass Bank 6%
Continental 15%
Costco 4%
Crushman Wakefield 5%
CSC 22%
CSX 13%
DC-MD Government 15%
Dell Employee Program 15%
Deloitte & Touche 17%
Delta Airlines 21%
Dept. of Homeland Security 15%
Dept. of State 6%
Dept. of Transportation 9%
Discovery 7%-12%
DOI 4%
Dominion Resources 11%
EMC 15%
Emcore 6%
Environmental Protection 2%
Equant 6%
Erricson 25%
Ernst & Young 18%
Export-Import 2%
Fannie Mae 6%
Farmers Insurance 7%
Federal Express Corp 22%
Federal Trade 2%
FedEx 20%
Feld 12%
Fiserv 5%
Foot Locker 10%
Fox News Channel 15%
Freddie Mac 7%
Gannett 5%
General Dynamics 7%
General Electric 16%
General Services 5%
Giant Foods 18%
GMC Insurance 5%
Good Year 7%
Gov. Military and First Aid 15%-19%
Halliburton 13%
Harvard Medical School 25%
Health & Human 7%
HMS Host 18%
Home Depot 20%-22%
Homland 16%
Honeywell 18%
HP 20%-27%
IBM 23%
Ikon 2%
IL Institute of Technology 15%
Inova 3%
Itt Defense 8%
John Hancock Sponsorship 12%
Johnson & Johnson 25%
JP Morgan Chase 20%
Kaiser Permanente 8%
Key Bank 12%
Kodak 10%
KPMG 14%
Kraft/Altria 9%
L-3 EER 14%
L-3 MPRI 14%
L-3 Storm Control 14%
Lafarge 11%
Legg Mason 7%
Lockheed Martin 25%
Lowes 5%
Marines 19%
Marriott 18%
Marshall Fields 9%
Martin-Brower 9%
Maxim Healthcare 7%
May Department 9%
Mazda 12%
McDonalds 17%
McJunkin Corp 7%
Media News Group 12%
Medimmune 3%
Medstar 24%
Merrill Lynch 16%
Mervyn's 9%
Microsoft 12%-25%
NASA 12%-15%
National Rural Telecom 2%
Navy 19%
NBA Basketball 4%
NCR 15%-17%
Netcom USA 19%
News America 20%
Nissan North 5%
Noaa Sponsortship 7%
Norfolk Souther 7%
Northrop Grumman 15%-17%%
NVR 5%
Octagon 16%
Office Depot 15%
Oldcastle Glass 15%-20%
Omnicom 10%
Oracle 15%
Orlando Reg. Medical Center 24%
Outback 10%
Overhead Door Co. 3%
Owens & Minor 6%
Papa Johns 3%
Parsons Brinkwehoff 9%
Payless Shoe Source 3%
Peoplesoft 15%
Pep Boys 6%
PepsiCo 23%
Petsmart 3%
Pfizer 20%
PGA Tour 11%
Phillip Morris/Nabis 9%
Pier 1 13%
Playboy Enterprises 5%
PNC 2%
Pricewaterhouse Coppers 16%
Prudential 10%
Pulet Homes 5%
Purdue University 20%
QuickTrip Gas Stations 9%
Quiznos 12%
Qwest 13%
Radio Shack 10%
Re-Max 10%
Rite Aid 8%
Roadrunner 17%
Rolls Royce 8%
Rouse 4%
Ruby Tuesdays 7%
Safeway 10%
Sallie Mae 4%
San Jose State University 15%
Schlumberger 6%
Sheetz 2%
Shell Oil 13%
Sherwin Williams 7%
SIAIC 8%
Siemens 19%
Sitel 6%
Social Security & Admin 10%
Sodexho 10%
Southwest Airlines 23%
Starbucks 10%-20%
State Farm 11%
State of CA 15%
State of NC 15%
State of NJ Employees 15%
State of NY Employees 19%
State of Texas 15%
Stock Building 3%
Sun MicroSystems 23%
Target 9%
Texas Instruments 18%
TIAA-CREF 23%
TID Water and Power 15%
Time Warner 25%
Toyota 10%
Toys R Us 6%
Tuesday Morning 3%
Tyco 17%
U-Haul 3%
United Airlines 20%
United Nations 10%
United Parcel 17%
University of CA, Berkeley 15%
University of CA, Sand Diego 15%
University of MD 15%
University of Texas 15%
University of Virgina 15%
Unum Provident 5%
UPS 20%-22%
UPSS 25%
Urs Corporation 14%
US Food Service 2%
US PTO Sponsorship 8%
USA Today 10%
USC Students 10%
USEC 2%
USPS 25%
UT Southwestern Med. Center 15%
Vertis 9%
Vertix Inc. 9%
Visa International 12%
Wachovia 11%
Walmart 15%
Washington Post 8%
Waste Management 4%
Wayne State University 15%
WBAL TV- 11 9%
Weichert 14%
Wendys 10%
Weyerhaeuser 11%
Williams Sonoma 7%
XM Satellite 4%
Yahoo 7%

Sprint Cell Phone Discounts

Company Discount
Aflac 11%
Anjeuser-Busch 20%
AOL 24%
ARMY/USAA/Military/Airforce 5%-12%
Arthur Anderson 20%
Avon 15%
Bank of America 23%
Bank One 20%
Best Buy 13%
Blockbuster 15%
Blue Cross/Shield Employees 20%
Boeing 25%
Capital One 12%
Cerner Corporation 15%
Chase 25%
Chevrolet 12%
Circuit City 18%
Cisco Systems 9%
Citi Group 25%
City of Detriot 15%
City of Houston 15%
Client Logic 25%
Comcast 23%
Comp USA 7%
Costco 10%
Countrywide Home Loans 13%
CSC 15%
Daimler Chrysler 18%
Delphi 18%
Delta Airlines 7%-25%
Discover Card 12%
Dominoes 8%
Earthlink 18%
Eastman Kodak 20%
Ernst & Young 15%
Exxon Mobil 15%
FedEx 6% (23%?)
FL Department of Corrections 18%
Ford 23%-25%%
Frito Lay 25%
Gap Inc. 12%
General Electric 12%
Goodyear 8%
HCA Healthcare 22%
Hilton 13%
Home Depot 15%
Honeywell 18%
Humana Insurance 18%
IBM 25%
InfoSpace 9%
K-Mart 15%
Lane Bryant 8%
LAUSD 18%
Law Enforcement 25%
Lucent Technologies 7%
Yahoo 25%
Marble Slab Creamery 5%
Merrill Lynch 20%
Metro 1 15%
Mercy Medical Center 23%
MCI 18%
Mobil Oil 15%
Motorola 24%
National University 17%
NBC 25%
Northwest Airlines 25%
Northwest Mutual 13%
Outback 11%
Panera Bread 5%
Philip Morris 23%
Pricewaterhouse Coopers 9%
Pro Health Care Inc 23%
Publix Supermarket 9%
Raymond James Financial 11%
Raytheon 20%
Rockwell Automation 20%
Samsung 18%
SAIC 20%
Sears 20%-25%
State of CA 15%
State of OH 7%
State of VA 5%
Stop & Shop Supermarket 23%-24%
SunTrust 18%
Tenet Healthcare 23%
Yahoo 7%
SUNY Albany 10%
Target 15%
TIAA-CREF 18%
Time Warner 24%
Tricon Global (Yum Foods) 7%
Union Pacific Railroad 11%
United Airlines 25%
UPS 25%
US Government 5%
USPS 20%
Wachovia Bank 20%-25%
Walmart 7%
Waste Management 15%
Winn-Dixie 10%
Xerox 18%
Viacom 15%
Vons (Safeway) 10%
VZ 25%
Walgreens 15%

If your current carrier does not offer discounts to your employer or your school, it might be worth the time to enter your e-mail 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.

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