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Paullleor

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Mon, Apr 30, 2018 1:02 PM

Military Discount

Does At&t plan on having a deal similar to T-Mobile for military? I've been an At&t customer for 14 years, but I still pay $280 just for the unlimited plus plan and insurance on 4 lines. I also receive 25% off the price of my plan. My phones are paid off. With T-Mobile I would be saving over $100 and I wouldn't have to pay for Netflix anymore. 

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sandblaster

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2 years ago

ATT already offers a military discount and it is 15%, not 25%. How are you paying $280 for 4 lines? The price for 4 lines on unlimited plus (old plan, not current enhanced) without the military discount should be $185 before taxes and fees. The 15% discount should drop the price another $16.50. Even with insurance, you shouldn’t be paying more than $220.

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The unlimited plus does not get any employer discounts, so you are not getting that 25% discount. You can get the 15% military, though. You are paying quite a bit for that insurance. Line 4 is paying $34 alone, that is crazy high. What are you getting for that much? Personally, I think the insurance is a terrible product and have never bought it myself. Most of the experts here agree. Insurance won't be any cheaper with t-mobile because it is the same insurance provider. 

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Paullleor

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2 years ago

My 25% discount is from my civilian employer. Looking at my bill it says 

At&t unlimited plus multi line $115

 

Line 1&2 $20 for access, 8.99 mobile insurance premium, $3.00 mobile protection pack support, taxes and other fees 6.65

 

Line 3 $20 for access

6.65 taxes and fees

 

Line 4 $20 for access

Mobile device protection pack 25.97

Multi device protection pack support $9.02

Taxes and fees 6.65

 

 

Paullleor

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2 years ago

The insurance isn't that good in my opinion. Only used it once in the past 2 years. The claim went fine and got my phone replaced with no problem. I had to file another claim a month later and was told I could file it, but my insurance would be cancelled and I wouldn't be eligible to get insurance again for 12 months since I had 2 claims in 1 year. So I just bought a used phone instead. 

Paullleor

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2 years ago

I forgot to mention i also have directtv. But I don't see any discount on my phone bill. 

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@Paullleor wrote:

My 25% discount is from my civilian employer. Looking at my bill it says 

At&t unlimited plus multi line $115

 

Line 1&2 $20 for access, 8.99 mobile insurance premium, $3.00 mobile protection pack support, taxes and other fees 6.65

 

Line 3 $20 for access

6.65 taxes and fees

 

Line 4 $20 for access

Mobile device protection pack 25.97

Multi device protection pack support $9.02

Taxes and fees 6.65

 

 


your not getting your 17.25 discount for vets or active duty military...  

 

 

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@Paullleor wrote:

I forgot to mention i also have directtv. But I don't see any discount on my phone bill. 


Yep, that's another $15 or $25 discount you should be getting depending on how long you have had the unlimited plus plan. The Directv discount originally started at $25 but was reduced to $15 sometime last year. That discount is not on your phone bill. It would be on your Directv bill.

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Paullleor

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2 years ago

I just looked through my bill again. I didn't notice i wasn't getting my discount. When i changed plans they didn't tell me i would lose my discount. 

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As I noted earlier, there are no corporate discounts on the unlimited plans. Autopay and military discounts are the only ones available and you can get both.

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Paullleor

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2 years ago

Thanks for your help. I just called them. I was paying too much for insurance. They gave me a promotional discount of $10 per month that I keep as long as I have my plan. I will be stopping by the store to get my military discount started. All together I should save around $50 a month now.

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@Paullleor wrote:

The insurance isn't that good in my opinion. Only used it once in the past 2 years. The claim went fine and got my phone replaced with no problem. I had to file another claim a month later and was told I could file it, but my insurance would be cancelled and I wouldn't be eligible to get insurance again for 12 months since I had 2 claims in 1 year. So I just bought a used phone instead. 


Then why are you paying for it?

 

 

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2 years ago

Ok so based on above you will not be matching t mobile? 

With them our bill would be $75 per month...... or at less than current. Been loyal att for 15 years ... 

Paullleor

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I ended up switching to T-Mobile. Now I only pay $100 a month and get free Netflix. Directtv is gone next for Hulu live. 

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When T-mobile matches AT&T coverage, then the prices will be equal.  And I suspect it will be T-mobile who will go up, which they have been doing steadily for 4 years.  

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@Jansmith101 wrote:

Ok so based on above you will not be matching t mobile? 

With them our bill would be $75 per month...... or at less than current. Been loyal att for 15 years ... 


Why have you stayed with AT&T:  Coverage? Or Cost?

Where I live, frequent and vacation the coverage is perfect for me, I hate to tempt it.

When hiking, camping or traveling people always ask me who I'm using as they have no coverage (my phone is my GPS and Camera so it's always out).

 

We might have some cheaper recommendations for your current bill with AT&T if you tell us what you have, we'd need:

  1. the exact name of your plan from your bill
  2. the amount of data in your plan 
  3. how many phones
  4. what is the cost of your PLAN? (not your bill)

 

What is the name of the T-Mobile plan you are going to switch to?

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