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Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 11:40 PM

Teacher discount

We switched from Verizon to ATT less than a months ago only because you guys offered a better teacher discount program. However, I am having the hardest time applying it to my account. When I try to applaud my badge, I get a response that is non readable. I went to the corporate store where a sales associate took a picture of my badge, applauded it and said we were all set. I even got a conformation on my work (school) email. About two weeks later I received an email that 14 day had been up and because I had never provided a proof of employment, the discount wouldn't apply any longer. I called twice and not a single person is able to help me over the phone. Please help!

ACE - Sage


117K Messages

2 months ago

Information on the AT&T signature discount program please make sure you scroll over and read the teacher's tab

When you signed up at the store, did you include the email address for your work email or other proof of employment? Just being licensed is not sufficient for the discount You must be employed as a teacher k through 12, or college.

Please take your proof of employment back to the store where you uploaded your license

Community Support


231.3K Messages

2 months ago

Hello @signmeup, we appreciate teachers and their families!

We understand your situation and want to guide you. Here is some information about what our teacher discount require and offer.



  • Kindergarten through post-secondary teachers, professors, and instructors


  • Customers on certain offers may not be eligible

 You will need to:

  • Provide proof of eligibility: Acceptable forms of verification must be in the teacher’s name, demonstrate eligible position and be one of the following: employee ID, recent paystub from within last 30 days, employment letter within last 30 days, and/or state license/certification.
  • Be the primary wireless account holder
  • Have an eligible AT&T Unlimited plan, see this link.

 Important notes:

  • No limits on the number of discounted lines on Teacher wireless account.
  • Discount provided on Teacher wireless account.
  • AT&T reserves the right to discontinue this offer in select jurisdictions at any time in AT&T’s sole discretion.
  • Offer is not being made as a solicitation of business from governmental agencies. 

      After that, you’ll get 25% discount on your wireless service. If you still face any issue please follow the below steps to get further help: 


To assist you best, we encourage you to review our ⁠contact us page to identify what method you’d prefer to reach out for this account level help.  You can call, chat, or reach out via social media, and we can review your specific issue and provide you support.  We’re sorry we weren’t able to resolve your concern directly in the forums, but let us know if we can assist with anything else.


Thank you for visiting AT&T Community Forums!


Crystal S, AT&T Community Forums Specialist.

ACE - Expert


14.2K Messages

2 months ago

You said "we switched." Is the account in your name? Only the account owner qualifies for the discount.

If it is, try a different form of verifying your qualification for the discount.

ACE - Sage


117K Messages

2 months ago

@MicCheck  good catch.  

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