Veteran & Military Cell Phone Discounts

Active duty military, reserves and veterans are eligible for military and veteran discounts from many of the major cell phone service providers.  See our list of major wireless carriers that offer military and veteran cell phone discounts.

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AT & T Military & Veteran Discount

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Eligible: Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Retired Military & Veterans

15% discount on qualified monthly wireless plans.

To receive the discount visit a local store bring valid proof of service (DD form 214, Veterans or Military ID) and mention FAN code 4085530.

Other FAN codes include:

  • Air Force FAN/Code: 2421652
  • Army – 2421660
  • Navy – 2421954
  • Marines – 2421958
  • Coast Guard – 2422480

Cricket Wireless/ A1 Mobile Military & Retired Military Discount

Eligible: Active Duty & Retired Military

Get 15% off a monthly plan for all active duty and retired military service members.  Stop by any location.  This heroes discount also includes law enforcement and fire personnel.

No contract is required for this discount.

Update: This is no longer offered.  See official response from Cricket:

Will the new Cricket still offer military or friends & family discounts? Can I keep them?
When you transition to the new Cricket you will need to choose a new Cricket (GSM) rate plan so you can take advantage of our nationwide 4G LTE network. We’ve made it simple and affordable with plans starting at just $25/month with all taxes and fees included. You can also enjoy additional discounts, such as our $5 Auto Pay credit each month or Group Save discounts, both available for plans beginning at $40.

Ntelos Wireless Veteran, Reserve & Active Duty Military Discount

Eligible: Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Retired Military & Veterans

Ntelos wireless provides a 15% discount to all active duty, reserves, national guard, retired military and veterans.

  • Present Active Military ID to a Store Associate plus the Store Leader.


  • Active Military must provide a copy of most recent paycheck stub from government (with all pay information blacked out) or copy of bank statement showing direct deposit from U.S. Treasury/Government (with personal information blacked out).


  • Veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214 along with personal ID. This option requires submittal via fax below.

Educators, firefighters, civil servants, law enforcement officials, EMTs and E911 dispatchers are also eligible for this 15% discount.

Sprint/Nextel Active Duty, Reserve and Veteran Discounts

Eligible: Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Retired Military & Veterans

State and local government employees, including active duty and reserves, are eligible for a 15% service discount on Sprint and Nextel Devices. The BPA number for active duty and reserves is W91RUS-06-A-0002.

Visit if you have a .mil or .gov email address in order to verify the discount.

Otherwise a Veteran ID card, Department of Defense form 214, or a copy of military orders or expired military ID* is required.

Note: The Department of the Defense does not permit active military IDs to be photocopied, scanned or faxed as a proof document.

T-Mobile Active Duty, Reserves, Retired Military & Veteran Discount

Eligible: Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Retired Military & Veterans

Active and retired military personnel receive a 15% service discount.  The BPA number is W91RUS-06-A-0004.

The veteran discount can vary by location and range from an 8% to 15% discount. Additional discounts such as phone discounts, no activation fees and other benefits may be included as well.

U.S. Cellular Active Duty Military Discount

Eligible: Active Duty

Active Duty customers can receive 15% off calling plan fees on individual single line and/or Family plans.

This plan includes all branches of the military that are on active duty, serving full time in their military capacity.  Part time service members are not eligible.

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • National Guard
  • Reserves

To determine if you qualify for the Military Discount, call 1-888-944-9400 or 611 from your U.S. Cellular wireless phone to receive the 15% discount.

Verizon Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard & Veteran Discount

Eligible: Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Retired Military & Veterans

Verizon wireless provides a 15% discount on monthly plans and a 25% discount on accessories is also available.  All government employees including active duty, reserves, and national guard are eligible.  This discount is also extended to retired military and veterans.

Metro PCS

Currently Metro PCS does not provide a military discount.

A few things to keep in mind…

1.  Most wireless carriers provide a 15% discount to the primary phone number and varying discounts for each additional number.

2.  If you current have a cellular service plan without the discount most wireless carriers will apply the discount to your account on a go forward basis.

3.  Typically a two year service agreement must be established or an existing service agreement must be renewed for an additional two years to qualify for the discount.

4.  Ask for a manager if the customer service representative is unaware of any discount.

5.  If you don’t see your desired wireless carrier on this list call the carrier and ask if they offer a military or veteran discount.

6.  Be sure to compare the carrier’s.  The best discount may not mean it’s the best priced plan for your needs or that it’s a suitable carrier in your area.

7.  Most military discounts are part of the Department of Defense Handheld Wireless Enterprise Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) Sponsorship Program which is available to all Federal Government employees for service plans and to purchase wireless devices and accessories for personal use.

8.  Proof of military service is required.  Bring your military ID, veteran ID or DD214 paperwork.  See How to Get a Veterans ID or Military ID if you do not currently have one.

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