04-22-2019 11:37 AM
AT&T is offering Veteran, Military discounts, or so they would have you believe. It is really just a marketing ploy. Why do I say that:
1) Because you have to have AT&T Wireless to get the discounts. If you have AT&T Phone, Internet, and TV, but not wireless, you are not eligible. It is just a ploy to get you to switch to AT&T Wireless, and bundle your services with them.
2) Also, if you have a prior promotional discount on your AT&T Internet, you are not eligible for the discount. A true discount would be based upon your military service, not your AT&T plan.
If it was a true Veterans discount, it would be applied to Veterans, regardless of the service, without you having to buy something specific to get it. AT&T is USING the Veteran advertising for their own gain. The exceptions on the promotion indicate that only care about your service to your country if they can profit from it.
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04-27-2019 8:38 AM
04-27-2019 9:26 AM
Thank you for the reply, but as you point out, it applies to active duty military and Government Employees only ( It also applies to Government Contractors).
AT&T should state that the discount is for Active Military only, and not try to sell it as a Veterans Discount, Veterans are not included in the group you specify, and they do not fall under OGE or FAR/DFAR rules.
If AT&T wants to honor Veterans Military Service with a specific discount that is exclusive of all other discounts, as they imply in their advertisement.
04-27-2019 10:09 AM
05-02-2019 6:56 AM
THIS IS NOT SOLVED! I stand by my original post.
AT&T is not really recognizing veterans.
As requested, I went to an AT&T store. I got the same answer, "You are not eligible for a Veterans discount", because it only applies to Wireless customers. See my first post.
I have AT&T Phone, Internet and TV services, and I have been told now three separate times that I cannot have any discounts.
06-30-2019 6:02 PM
I’m a retired vet & bought my at&t cell phone at Best Buy then drove to the physical at&t store. Showed my retired ID card, they entered it into their system & bang, it was done. Hope this helps! Cheers
07-01-2019 7:13 AM
@cdaniels1 ATT does offer a military discount on tv service and home internet service and they are the only provider I know of that does. However, you do have to have qualifying wireless service to get those discounts. I can verify I am getting the discount on wireless, Directv and home internet.
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