The Verizon student discount is not quite as generous or easy to find as the AT&T Student discount or Sprint Student discount, but the good news is that there is one! I use Verizon Wireless as my cell phone service and was happy to find that I could get a 15% Verizon student discount applied to my account which saves me over $15 a month.
To find the Verizon academic discount you’ll need to go to the Verizon employee discount web page here. Even though you may not be employed by your university, you can still try your school email address as a way to qualify for any discount that Verizon offers to your educational institution. Alumni school email addresses also work so long as they’re the same domain as regular students.
Here are the steps you need to take to get the student discount from Verizon:
- Go to the following web page on Verizon and type in your school email address to see if you qualify for a discount, if you do a screen will appear and Verizon will send you an email with information on the discount amount, below is a screenshot of the discount program page for this first step:
- After entering in your school email address information you’ll get a screen notifying you of either the success or failure of finding a discount for your institution. I was lucky enough to get a discount and the screenshot for that is below:
- The email that step 2 triggered arrived to my inbox immediately and it provided a link to click that was valid for 72 hours. By clicking this link you will be taken to a registration screen that just requires you to enter your name, phone number and last 4-digits of your Social Security #:
After going through these 3 steps I was greeted with a screen indicating I had successfully registered for the employee/student discount needed to login to my Verizon account. It said the discount would not show up in my bill for 1 to 2 billing cycles but I was happy to see it immediately took affect in my case. Overall the entire process was simple and it took a total of five minutes for me to go through. I’m sure that some may find it’s a little more tricky and I’m not sure how many academic institutions out there actually offer this, but in my case I’m at a large well-known public school that also gets a discount via the AT&T so students have the benefit of getting a discount on their wireless plan from just about any provider. If you have questions or comments about getting the Verizon student discount please just post a comment!