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Now I am getting the full $40/month Veteran discount with Verizon

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by DandyDon, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    I applied for this discount before as discussed one this thread: $40/month Verizon discounts for Veterans, but that failed as it did for some others that tried. The information from their site or their agents was unclear and varied with whom I asked, but they finally decided that the original "new Verizon Plan Unlimited" did not qualify for the full discount for some reason, so we got 15% off of my data plan only, or $16.50/month.

    We just changed our data plan to the new Start plan that came out this week as it's really all we need. We lost Mobile Hotspot, but only one of us was using that, and my granddaughter will just have to live without it. Her parents spoil my grandkids so much anyway that I usually don't even try, and she gets the hottest new iphone every other year.

    So we're saving $60/month on six phones with the new plan, plus $40 - 16.50 = $23.50/month on the better Military discount, and the poor agent I talked with about the changes was so unprepared for my questions he gave me a $30 one-time discount. Ok, thanks! We did lose the $10/month paperless & autopay from Debit card discount we were enjoying as those requirements are built into the newest plans, but oh well.

    So, whatever Verizon plan you are on now, look at the new ones. They have two new $40/month plans (ok $45/month if you have less than five phones) for those who want more than we do, or a $50/$55/month for the geek who has to have the most, mix as you wish for different lines, and I expect that they will qualify for the full Military discount as long as you have three or more phones. If you have not signed up for the Military discount, do so at Military discounts | Verizon Wireless All a Veteran needs is a copy of his DD-214, and those can be ordered online if you've lost yours.
     
  2. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    3,633
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    You people deserve every penny thank you sir! Don't matter to me what ya'll did either, pushing paper or pushing dirt.
     
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  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,655
    4,400
    113
    There are other phone plans that are much cheaper, I know, but they do offer less in support & service. I do like the package we get from Verizon along with help when needed. The grandkids and their parents have gotten better about taking care of their phones so we haven't had an insurance claim in a year or two, but if we dropped it - I'm sure Murphy's laws would play against us.
     
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  4. Kimela

    Kimela Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St Louis
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    That's a great deal! We're paying $129.50 per month with T-Mobile but we do have a hotspot, free internet (although it gets slow) and texting in Mexico and Europe, no roaming fees and unlimited data. It has been worth it as we have begun traveling more. But I need to look into this and see if it will work for us. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    48,655
    4,400
    113
    Well, I don't guess you have three phones for that price, and this discount requires that many. I think you'd still qualify for the 15% Vet discount, but that wouldn't help much. Our combined savings for changing plans plus $40/month Vet discount was $73½/month on six phones.

    But check it out. They also give bonuses to customers they steal from other companies. It pays to review choices annually. I have a calendar reminder to call AT&T about my landline each year, threatening to quit if they don't give me a better deal. Always works.
     
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