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Verizon Discount List for Government Employees

Verizon Discount List for Government Employees

Are you a government employee, university student, or maybe you work for a major corporation in the U.S.? If so, we’ve got great news! Verizon Wireless offers a variety of discounts that include you and many more on different plans. This may come as a surprise as neither Verizon nor the U.S. Government likes to publicize these discounts, meaning that without us, you probably would have never heard of them. It’s time to shine the light upon these hidden deals and save you some of your hard-earned money.

At any rate, Verizon Wireless offers a variety of different levels of discounts. Most include up to 25% off of monthly phone plans and accessories. This includes charging cables, smartphone cases, add-ons, etc… While others consist mainly of discount leveling. Available for Go, Beyond and Above unlimited plans, there is the possibility of having $15 off one line, $35 off two, and $40 on three or more lines. Depending on what you do and where you work, you can save up to 25% on your personal monthly phone or internet bill!

Verizon Government Employee Discounts list for the USA

Verizon Government Employee Discount

Verizon Government Employee Discounts List For The USA

Government employee pricing through Verizon varies based upon what part of the government you work for and where you’re located. Therefore, you’ll need to be able to find your employer or organization’s discount. That’s why I am providing you with the top Verizon Wireless Government employee discounts.

If you believe you qualify or want to check if you qualify for any of the discounts listed, you can notify Verizon by entering your company address or asking customer support, if you are a state employee. If you happen to be active military, you can provide proof by using a Military -issued email, Military paystub, Military enlistment DD Form 4 or SCRA Status Report. Military Veterans can provide a DD Form 214, Veteran’s ID card, Military Retiree Account Statement or VetRewards  Card from Veterans Advantage. If you believe you qualify for the First Responders discount you need to provide a paystub, pension stub, volunteer ID, or Statement of Volunteer service. If you need to use an email address for verification, but your company does not have one, you should contact Verizon customer service.

For most discounts, after submitting your email/verification they will activate the discount and your monthly bill will be adjusted. If you can’t find your state or organization on this list you can also check out the Verizon Wireless discounts page or contact Verizon customer support. Some of the discounts are so vague they require direct contact for access and verification.

Verizon Government Employee Discounts

United States Military Discount

The United States Armed Forces are the federal armed forces of the United States and as such qualify for government employee benefits through Verizon. As an employee, you can get between 15% to 25% off of your plan including your voice, internet data, text, and any accessories. The discount is not for a specific military branch and is available for all military employees.

Veterans Discount

The discounts do not stop once you retire from the military, the 15% off applies to veterans as well. The discount provides some financial relief to those citizens who have since retired from active duty, and as a result, from a regular military salary.

On the side of Verizon, this is a fail safe to prevent the loss of customers. It means that they will not lose their previous military customers to an increase in rates when they are still eligible for a discount. Like the military discount, the Veteran’s discount contributes to Verizon as a brand by showing their customers that they are invested in the well-being of all citizens, and not just those that are currently employed by the government.

United States Postal Service (USPS) Employee Discount

The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that is responsible for providing postal services such as handling the mailing of letters and packages, sorting and delivering mail, and selling postal products like stamps, mailing supplies, and commemoratives. If you are an employee of the USPS, Verizon offers a minimum discount of 22% and up to 25% off your monthly phone and voice data plan.

First Responder Discount

One of Verizon’s most recent discount additions is the creation of the First Responder discount. They offer the discount to local policemen, firemen, EMS workers, whether they are current employees, retirees, or volunteers. The discount provides $15 off their bill for a singular unlimited line, $35 off of two lines, or $40 off three or more lines. With this, they still allow the mixture of their various different plans.

To qualify, you need to either log in to your existing account or create a new account and upload the necessary documentation. This can be either a pay stub, pension stub, volunteer ID, or Statement of Volunteer service.

Federal Employee Discount

Any U.S. Federal Government employee is eligible to get a 15% discount off of wireless plans along with the 25% accessories discount. Even though this is on the lower end of the discounts offered, it still takes the tip off an overwhelming phone bill.

Educator Discount

As one of the many sections of government workers fighting for better pay and benefits, teachers and professors from different schools and universities are eligible for Verizon discounts. For those participating institutions, the teachers and professors that work there may be able to get up to a 20% discount on their Verizon services.

The type of discount is not 100% integrated and is not available for all educators. Your school/university must be contracted with Verizon Wireless already and must have a deal worked out with the company. After checking with your school about their service, you can get in contact with Verizon support and provide them with your school email to gain access to the potential discounts.

Texas State Employee Discount

Verizon makes top discount deals for Texas government employees. They can get a 35% discount on their monthly phone bill, including their wireless data. Along with the previously mentioned discounts, they also have the ability to save 25% on electronic accessories that they sell in-store. The possibilities are limitless as they cover phone cases, charging cables and wireless chargers, and other costly accessories.

California State Employee Discount

In the state of California, Verizon offers a 15% to 25% for state-employed California residents. They are eligible to receive a minimum 15% discount on their monthly internet bill and voice internet plan. To qualify, California employees not only need their employee email address but also need to provide papers with proof of their state employment.

New York State Employee Discount

As a popular state, New York is another receiver of a big Verizon Wireless discount. They offer a minimum 19% discount that goes up to 25% for all New York State employees. The 19% discount covers voice and data service, with 25% covering all accessories. Verizon has a pretty quick turnaround for this state and you can receive their offer within three days of submitting your information.

Colorado State Employee Discount

Not to be one to fall behind on discounts, Colorado State employees can receive similar discounts to those of New York, falling behind by only 1%. They can receive a minimum 18% discount offer for both voice and data plans and also receive the same 25% accessories discount. As a Colorado State employee, it wouldn’t hurt to check this deal out.

Pennsylvania State Employee Discount

If you happen to be working for the Pennsylvania State government, you’re likely eligible for an impressive Verizon Wireless discount. As an employee, you are able to receive 18% off of wireless plans with 25% off of accessories. This discount may seem common, but when you take into consideration how much phone accessories cost, the benefit begins to add up.

Illinois State Employee Discount

A common discount offer, Verizon wireless provides an 18% discount on their voice and data plans for Illinois State employees. Unlike other states that participate in Verizon Wireless discounts, in Illinois, this offer is available to both currently employed and retired personnel.

Massachusetts State Employee Discount

Another discount that is on the lower end, Massachusetts State employees are only eligible for a 15% discount on voice and data plans. Luckily, you still have access to the 25% off of accessories, otherwise, the offer might not be worth it.

Schools And Universities

Verizon Wireless discounts are not limited to government employees, Verizon has also partnered with schools, universities, and other similar institutions to provide students with data plans for a more affordable price. Like with the state discounts, the amount varies with each Institution and depends on a number of factors, such as the nature of the partnerships the school has with Verizon.

Roughly, the discounts start at around 10% and tend to stagnate around this amount. Others go slightly higher. For example, Temple University offers 18% off of monthly fees while Ball State University students only receive a 25% discount off of accessories. The top five discounts offered for the Universities are listed below.

To check your eligibility for these discounts, the process is very similar to checking for a standard government employee discount. With these discount’s you do need to talk directly with Verizon customer support. All you should have to do is provide your active school email address, with some schools requiring you to provide a student ID as well.

Clemson University

One of two major rivaling Universities in the state of South Carolina, Clemson University students are offered major Verizon discounts. Students are eligible to receive a 19% discount on all voice and data plans along with the 25% off accessories.

University Of Florida

Offering a slightly lower discount, the University of Florida has a deal worked with Verizon so that students can receive 18% off of voice and data plans and, of course, 25% off of accessories.

University Of Washington and Yale University

These universities may at first seem completely different, but they offer the same Verizon Wireless discounts. Both of these universities offer a lower discount than the two listed before with only a 17% discount on voice and data plans. They do, however, still have the same standard 25% discount on accessories.

Rutgers University

Not all universities are capable of working out such sweet deals like the rest. Some have to settle with something smaller. Rutgers University is in this exact situation, they may offer a discount, but it is much less than other universities. They offer their students a 15% discount on voice and data plans and maintain the 25% off accessories.

Georgetown University

At the bottom of the barrel, but still offering some type of discount, Georgetown University comes in last, yet still makes the list. They don’t have the usual 25% off accessories discount, which is somewhat of a loss. They do have an 8% discount on Verizon voice and data plans. The fact that they even offer a discount makes it worth it.

Unlimited Plans

Like most service providers, Verizon wireless offers an $80 unlimited plan. While this is not necessarily a discount provided for being a certain type of employee or student, it is a great deal for the price. With this lowered price, customers can access an array of unlimited Verizon services. This has increased the number of customers switching to and joining the Verizon Wireless network.

Of course, there are other companies that offer similar discounts to state employees and university students, such as AT&T which also has a wide variety of discounts, and to combat the competition Verizon is consistently working on new offers to entice their customers.

Final Verdict

As you can see, there are many discounts to be had through Verizon Wireless.  It’s always important that you as the customer are always aware of any/all discounts available.  We hope you’ve found this discount list for government employees helpful.  Please check back with us at for new content weekly!

**Original Article Published 7/2014, Updated 6/2019**