This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. All opinions and work are my own.
“My phone is my lifeline.”
“I don’t know what I’d do without video chat.”
“He doesn’t have service TDY, and that makes everything so much harder!”
To anyone in the military community, it comes as no surprise that military families take their phones very, very, very seriously. With family and friends located all over the world, phones are the way military families keep up with everyone. With op-tempos increasing, military couples are tied to their phones. (If you’re looking for some sweet texts to send to your long-distance love, check out this post) There are, of course, all of the practical reasons you need your phone for: calling TRICARE, keeping teachers in the loop, calling TRICARE again, paying bills online, giving TRICARE one more call, and then calling TRICARE three more times (all before lunch I might add).
Just kidding. But here’s something I’m not kidding about: T-Mobile has rolled out a huge military discount program to thank the military and veterans for their service… and to make life a little easier (and cheaper) for them.
And I mean huge — both in scope and in savings. Here’s what you need to know:
Here’s the deal
T-Mobile is offering special pricing for (get ready for this) active duty service members, veterans, retired military personnel, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and Gold Star families. Yeah, it’s seriously that comprehensive. T-Mobile offers an easy way to verify your military affiliation. If you have questions about it, you can always contact your local T-Mobile store or call 1-800-TMOBILE.
Pricing is easy and ranges from 20% off to 50% off their popular unlimited T-Mobile ONE plan, depending on how many lines you need. In the military program, one line costs $55 per month (a 20% savings), three to six additional lines are $25 per month each (a savings of 50%), and any lines you may need after six cost $10 per month (a savings of 50%). These prices are through enrolling in AutoPay and they include taxes and fees — so you don’t have to worry about any additional costs. Essentially, a family of four can get four lines of unlimited for just $100/month – just $25 a line – and that’s with taxes and fees included.
Besides a smaller bill every month that doesn’t surprise you with any extra costs, there are some other big perks that come with T-Mobile ONE Military plan.. They’re truly pulling out the all the stops. No matter how many lines you have in your plan, you’ll enjoy these perks that will be hugely useful in the military lifestyle:
- Unlimited talk, text, and data in the US… so you can stay connected all the time.
- A Netflix subscription is included (you know, to use with your unlimited streaming during PCSes–and, who am I kidding?–all the time!).
- Unlimited talk and text in Mexico and Canada, plus up to 5 GB of 4G LTE data.
- Texting and data in 210+ countries and destinations also included… so you’re able to keep up with everyone when you travel.
- In-flight texting for the whole flight and one hour of wi-fi on all Gogo-enabled domestic flights included… so that PCSing and travel don’t have to slow you down.
- Mobile hotspot data with up-to 3G speed… because being mobile and connected is way better.
- All taxes and fees are included in your bill, so you’re never surprised (by T-Mobile, anyway. I can’t speak for the military’s surprises).
Have a contract?
T-Mobile will buy your contract out. (Seriously!) In fact, if you buy a new phone and leave your old carrier for T-Mobile, they’ll pay up to $650 for each line or $350 in early termination fees. Interested? Learn more here.
Of course, there is! T-Mobile also runs specials for their military perks folks. These will change, so you’ll want to keep an eye on them. If you’re all about iPhones, you’ll want to check out the special T-Mobile’s running right now – up to half off a new iPhone when you trade in your old device.
Because there’s always more to learn, am I right? Changing your cell phone provider network provider is a big leap of faith… but it’s worthwhile if it’s the best fit for you and your family. If your cell phone bill hurts every month and you’re ready for a boatload of perks that will make military life a little easier, take a few minutes and head over to T-Mobile to learn more about their military discount.