I just wanted to share with you how I was able to shave off 15% of off my cell phone bill.
Not many people know that you can get a discount from your cell phone provider if you are a student, or simply work for a “big” company. I have HTC Sensation Android cell phone (Unlimited data/text) with T-mobile provider. The way to find out if you qualify is to simply call T-mobile Advantage department (1-877-453-8824) and ask them if there is a way for them to apply the discount to your already existing account. They will ask you what company do you work for or school you go to, and will try to “validate” this by asking to provide your manager’s phone number and/or your work e-mail. Because my company does not have any type of relationship with T-mobile, I have used my university e-mail address to qualify which worked out really well. It does not seem like they validate any of that information as I haven’t received any e-mail from them. Thus…you can probably get away by “pretending” to work or still go to school…
…which I do not recommend because there is always “what if—“ they would indeed validate the info you provide. I’m not sure what would happen then so I certainly don’t recommend laying to them! Nevertheless, it is worth trying and asking for a discount!
15% is going to save me around $17.50/month of off the bill for another two years which adds up to $414.
I’m sure Sprint and AT&T have similar discount program so this post does not only apply to T-mobile.
Let me know if it worked for you in the comments section!