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Hey All,

Wish I had known about this before but Verizon Wireless offers a discounted rate for State or Federal Government Employees. Your plan, features, coverage, etc...stays the same, you just get a discounted rate. In my case it was 18%. You must have access to a fax machine. You call the phone number on the below page, depending on your location, you are given another phone # to call (automated system). They fax you a 2 page form that you fill out and fax back with a photycopy of your proof of employment ie. badge, ID. The discount generally will appear on your next billing (depending on your cycle date).

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nice find - I'll have to find out if I can get in on this deal since it says local government employees are also included.

We've had this discussed before recently...with MANY more discounts... search FW "government employee" to find the thread... I dont know how to paste a FW link, but here is a try...

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=18&threadid=494004&highlight_key=y&keyword1=government%20employee


Hope it works for you. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>


any discounts for hospital employees?

Sorry about that. I didn't realize there was another topic about this. I guess I should keep to "lurking" <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

yes any discounts for healthcare/hospital employees that anyone is aware of?

wileyworld said: [Q]We've had this discussed before recently...with MANY more discounts... search FW "government employee" to find the thread... I dont know how to paste a FW link, but here is a try...

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=18&threadid=494004&highlight_key=y&keyword1=government%20employee


Hope it works for you. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

This thread is for Federal Government employees. OPs post talks about state employees. Do you know if this includes teachers?


ili0psoas said: [Q]any discounts for hospital employees?

Sprint gives 23% for hospital and 15% for state...... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Almost all providers give this discount...includeing for some volunteer positions (firefighters, etc). There are huge lists of corporate and organization/university discounts available out there <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

For being a FF:

Nextel gave me 10% off everything
AT&T gave me 15% off and 15% more minutes
Verizon gives me 17% off the base plan only

We get a pretty good discount through them at work "state" probably because most of our phones are using their service. Being that work provides me with a phone I probably won't buy one till the wifes current cingular contract expires "unless someone knows a way out of cingular?" I'd like to get her one of the new LG phones that verizon is offering us.

would these discounts apply to family plans also since we're looking to get a family plan? or does it just apply to ONE line? and would i also be able to port my old number (cingular)?

guptnav said: [Q]yes any discounts for healthcare/hospital employees that anyone is aware of?

i used to work at a hospital and i got 20% off my verizon bill. there was a verizon rep at the hospital one day and he just took down my # and hooked me up on my next bill. i have since started a new job and still get the discount. i also changed phones and plans and still have the discount. i made sure by calling verizon to check this before i made the changes and they said they didn't need any proof of my employment. this is the primary reason i stuck with verizon after my contract expired.

just got off the phone w/ a rep. family plans can be discounted, but only the primary line (eg. in the 2 line plan: discount on the $60 primary line, but not the additional $10 line). and numbers can also be ported.

AleBrewmeister said: [Q]wileyworld said: [Q]We've had this discussed before recently...with MANY more discounts... search FW "government employee" to find the thread... I dont know how to paste a FW link, but here is a try...

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=18&threadid=494004&highlight_key=y&keyword1=government%20employee


Hope it works for you. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

This thread is for Federal Government employees. OPs post talks about state employees. Do you know if this includes teachers?

Yes it is available for State Employees (Which I am) In PA, I got 18% off of my Primary line. Not a huge discount but $11.00 is $11.00.

Thanks OP!!!!!!!!!

You are saving me 17% a month, plus they just knocked off an additional $10 a month, as I am a long time customer.

I just wish I would have known about this 2 years ago. Doh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

could you just call them instead? I dont have access to a fax machine

any discount for tmobile ? for government employees ?

steffie9 said: [Q]could you just call them instead? I dont have access to a fax machine

I originally called the number in the link. They had me call the normal Verizon customer care number, told them I was a government employee, and BAM!!! discount. He looked up the agency, and they did not have a direct agreement with Verizon, so they gave me the standard discount.

anyone know if you can get a discount if you work for a public school district?

jimrome said: [Q]I originally called the number in the link. They had me call the normal Verizon customer care number, told them I was a government employee, and BAM!!! discount. He looked up the agency, and they did not have a direct agreement with Verizon, so they gave me the standard discount.

So you don't need anyway to prove where you work?

I guess this FCC Act is going around the military as well and whole bunch of people in my office started to call and so I called 1-800-865-1825 (handles group government accounts) and was told to call 1-866-457-1314 which handles personal government accounts. This is the conversation.

Me: "I'm calling to get my government employee discount"
Verizon: "Okay, may I have your wireless phone number?"
Me: (gave him my phone number)
Verizon: "So what do you do for the government?"
Me: I'm in the Air Force.
Verizon: "Okay looks like you'll be getting 15% discount starting next month, anything else?"
Me: Nope, that's it. Thanks

No need to prove or faxing in anything. I think different agencies get different discounts maybe??
Thanks for the post.

My experience (today) is similar (except I'll have to fax). Called 1-866-456-7892 to get an automatic fax of the paper work after calling my Customer Care Service center and getting the number from them. Call the 866 # above and a few minutes later a fax spit out. I'll fill it out (w/ a blacked-out copy of paystub) fax it in and (according to the Customer Care Rep I had) I should get a 17% discount (she knew this was a Family Plan, so I assume above posts are right...more than likely 17% off the 1st phone, but not the additional $10/month phone). She said it'll take a billing cycle or two for it to catch up.

kumatae said: [Q]I guess this FCC Act is going around the military as well and whole bunch of people in my office started to call and so I called 1-800-865-1825 (handles group government accounts) and was told to call 1-866-457-1314 which handles personal government accounts. This is the conversation.

Me: "I'm calling to get my government employee discount"
Verizon: "Okay, may I have your wireless phone number?"
Me: (gave him my phone number)
Verizon: "So what do you do for the government?"
Me: I'm in the Air Force.
Verizon: "Okay looks like you'll be getting 15% discount starting next month, anything else?"
Me: Nope, that's it. Thanks

No need to prove or faxing in anything. I think different agencies get different discounts maybe??
Thanks for the post.

nm

enki said: [Q]jimrome said: [Q]I originally called the number in the link. They had me call the normal Verizon customer care number, told them I was a government employee, and BAM!!! discount. He looked up the agency, and they did not have a direct agreement with Verizon, so they gave me the standard discount.

So you don't need anyway to prove where you work?

No physical proof was necessary. I do work for the agency I mentioned, and they were cool and did not ask for anything.

dividedsky319 said: [Q]anyone know if you can get a discount if you work for a public school district?

Call and find out, but I think you will get a discount.

THanks OP! Just got 15% off my monthly bill.

For those FW'ers that do not want to hassle with the fax BS:

Keep calling Verizon customer care (800-922-0204)until you get a rep who will process the discount without asking for the employee documentation. First rep, referred me to the fax number. Second rep, just did it over the phone.







Nice find OP!!

I think you can register your existing Verizon line here at this link https://business.verizonwireless.com/b2b/jsp/register.jsp
I just tried it today and I guess I just have to wait for it to take effect.

Has anyone tried purchasing a handset through the USPS discount (by calling in)? Is it possible to purchase a phone without starting a new account? I need a phone to use as mine is broken. The employee deal site (https://liteblue.usps.gov/news/deals/verizon.htm) says that phones are 40-100% off. Just wondering if anyone's had any experience with this. I'm anxious to find out and they're not open on the weekends.

Good post. Got 19% off of my Verizon account last month for working for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Getting the discount was simple. Just called, had a fax sent to me, copied my employee ID and badge, and faxed it back.

dividedsky319 said: [Q]anyone know if you can get a discount if you work for a public school district?

I am getting 15% off from a public school district.

Very EZ, CSU (Cal State) gets 17% off, thanks OP!

work for Virginia Tech. They said they would give 9%... was hoping for at least 15%... but it's better than nothing. thanks!

I'm lookin at Verizon's proposal to my dad's business; they offered 6% off but their 450 business plan is 54.99 originally whereas on Amazon theyre 39.99. Also, there phone offers aren't nearly as good. I'm assuming we're going to have to negotiate this. It looks like we'd be better off doing individual plans and calling CSR and asking for the Cal State discount or something.

Anyone got any ideas on to how to get the best deal, feel free to throw out suggestions.

north carolina state university--- 19%...

Downloaded the application over a year ago and never filled it out. Today, I got an email from someone from the state of TN addressed to "all" and it included a link to Verizon. Clicked the link and entered the info and recieved 17% off confirmation email less than 10-minutes later. Thing is, I don't even work for the state, I am a contract employee and happen to work at a state facility.



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