To keep this short and to the point, Veterans can save money off their monthly cell phone bill with the majority of the wireless carriers in the United States. Below is a list of carriers that offer Military and Veteran discounts and a little info on how to go about getting the discounts. If you pay for wireless service and are not getting a discount you are eligible for, you are throwing away money each month.
Discount is available to active duty military, veterans, and spouses of active duty and deceased service personnel. The discount is 15% on the monthly service charge of qualified AT&T wireless plans.
To get the discount, simply bring any of the following to your local AT&T store or participating dealer:
- Active duty military personnel: valid government employee ID card or paystub (Leave and Earnings Statement – LES)
- Military veterans: Department of Defense Form DD214 indicating an honorable discharge or a valid retired military ID or current AMVETS membership card
- Spouses of active duty or deceased military service personnel: valid Department of Defense sponsorship card.
Discount is available to active duty military and veterans. The discount is 15% off your eligible monthly Verizon Wireless service and 25% off select accessories.
To get the discount, you will have to submit the appropriate document as proof (see below). Visit this page to start the process. ** Just remember that you should not submit a reproduction of your standard Military ID card (known as the Uniformed Services ID Card) because that is actually against the law.
If you are active military, you can provide one of the following:
- Your work or government-issued email address
- Recent paystub issued within the last 60 days
If you are a veteran, you can provide one of the following:
- Veterans Identification Card (VIC)
- Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC)
- Veterans Advantage Card (VAC)
- DD Form 214 (or any other government issued, legacy discharge document)
- Military Retiree Account Statement
Discount is available to members, veterans and retirees of the U.S. Armed Forces. The discount is 15% off regularly priced Sprint monthly service. Discount is available upon request and only for eligible lines.
To get the discount, you will have to provide one of the following documents:
- Veterans ID Card
- Department of Defense form 214 (DD214)
- Military Orders or W2 for military employees or retirees
Sprint requires that you submit proof of eligibility online or by fax.
You can provide your documents as proof of your eligibility at this link. Just complete the form and upload the document. You may also fax a copy of the Sprint Discount Program Request Form along with your proof document to 913-523-1987 or toll-free 877-687-8211. ** Just remember that you should not submit a reproduction of your standard Military ID card (known as the Uniformed Services ID Card) because that is actually against the law.
We were unable to find anything definitive from T-Mobile that showed that they offered or still offer a military discount. Their support forums seem to be filled with people fighting to get discounts applied or to get discounts re-added to their account after they just disappear. If you are able to get a military discount from T-Mobile, we would like to hear how so we can share the information.