You know you'll get at least a 10-15% discount. Few are less and few reach more than 20%+ so, you're talking 5-10 dollars a month. As a retiree, shouldn't Verizon HR have that info or have passed out that info during your years with Verizon?
Did you have certain phones in mind while sighing up with Verizon? You could at least know what you'd be paying without the discount and then hope you get something decent. Do you really need 20GB for 2 phones? If you get 6GB or more you still get the $25 line discount.
For instance if you could get by with 6GB and want 2 Galaxy S6 your plan would look like this:
About $150 + taxes and fees
Also came across this.
US Wireless employees enrolled in the Verizon Employee Phone Program (Verizon EPP) as an active employee will automatically retain their discount upon retirement with no additional action. If you are not enrolled in the Verizon EPP on your retirement date, you may not enroll in this program at a later time. To manage your account, please log on to MyVerizon.
US Wireline and Corporate retirees are eligible for the Verizon Wireline Communications Retiree Discount. To qualify for the discount, retirees need to register their email address on BenefitsConnection by using the same login ID and password used to manage other Verizon retiree benefits. After logon, look for the “Explore my wireless service discounts” link under I WANT TO on the home page. You may have to click on "show more links" to display this link. In addition, this link can be found under Company Programs in the Library.
Thanks SN and MIi
Yes,i need 20GB...i have unlimited wit ATT, but they slow me down at 5gb and up....
my understanding is that there is a VZ Retiree Discount in place...i think its 25%, but i dont know for sure....
the problem is that VZ has no way to talk with a rep.....
we can all guesstimate but why cant i just call or go online and price it out exactly?
when you retire, the company doesn't give any info on retiree discounts or who to call.....even if they did, i'm gone 5 years and that info would be obsolete.....
thanks anthony......i did that a while ago and it leads you to the retiree discount page on VZ Wireless.....the cost for what i want, withoiut discount is $220.....but they dont apply a discount and their online Live Chat cant help me....
Because the discount is handled by a different department. The discount must be submitted and approved before it applies to your account. It would be a 20% discount on eligible lines.
that sounds credible but there must be a way to ask questions.......we have to know what we're paying before we buy.......
how would i know that i would have to submit anything and who would i submit it to?
Thank you for your post.
I looked at my computer screen and noticed that the words "verizon retiree program" or "verizon retiree discount", i don't remember the exact wording, were no longer there. It used to be located near the top of the screen.
I called chat and the chat rep gave me this number: 866 378 1535. After 37 minutes on the phone, and speaking to 3 different CSRs. The 3rd CSR told me that i lost the verizon retiree discount because i went from 2gb of data ($40) to 1gb of data ($30) this past March. Which i did do. That means that i went below the $34.99 threshold.
So no more verizon retiree discount for me. Unless i go back to 2gb ($40).
i called that number and they told me that i have to set up service first , then go to a VZ store and provide proof that I'm retiree ( dont know exactly what they would accept) and that the discount is 22% off of the data plan.
Again, I cant confirm it and I'm still wary because the info I saw says that retirees get 25% off of equipment and service..
i give up chasing this....going to transfer my wireless services to Sprint ....
Thanks again to Mii and Anthony and yourself...
enjoy the weekend....