Verizon will expand its military and first response discount to include teachers and nurses as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
The new offer is available to veterans, active military personnel, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, state and local police officers, and emergency medical service providers. It will save nurses and teachers up to $25 per month on unlimited cell phone plans, as well as $15 per month on their Fios internet bills.
Wireless subscribers can start signing up from April 23rd, while Fios subscribers will have to wait until May 7th.
This follows an AT&T announcement earlier in the week, which offered three months of free service to doctors and nurses on its FirstNet network. Verizon’s offer will not be extended to teachers and nurses. Instead, they will allow them to apply the discount on their personal or family plans. New subscribers can also take advantage of the wireless discount, which applies to Verizon’s latest and earlier unlimited plans.
The discount would reduce the monthly cost of the Start Unlimited plan for a family with four members to $140 per month. It would be $120 per month for a family of four.
For those who have Verizon Wireless as their wireless provider and Fios as their home internet service, the unlimited and Fios discounts may be combined.
Frank Boulben is Verizon’s senior vice president of consumer and product marketing. He says, “We wanted something more impactful.” Boulben claims that the discount will continue even after the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nurses must be registered and employed to take advantage of this discount. This offer does not apply to other medical professionals, such as doctors.
Boulben says, “We wanted to focus on workers in the frontline and at the lower end of the wage scale.”
Teachers can take advantage of the discounted rate for educators in K-12 and colleges and universities. Teachers must be active employees and certified by their state to take advantage of this deal.
Online customers can add discounts to their accounts. Credit will be counted as soon as the account is approved.