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AT&T’s Union Discounts

Hey, there!

I’m a SAG-AFTRA member. My AT&T iPhone is my lifeline, but my cell bill is insane. And I’m constantly reminded by my fellow SAG-AFTRA members that I can get a 15% discount on my insane cell bill.

I finally got around to taking care of that.

You can too. Here’s how.

To be clear, this is just for SAG-AFTRA members.

(It’s one more reason to work hard to get into the union. This is in addition to how young you’ll look, how much slimmer and sexier you’ll be, and that you might get to observe Ed Asner wolf down dinner during a board meeting. Fascinating stuff.)

And this is only for your AT&T wireless service – it doesn’t work for home phone service, U-verse or anything else that AT&T might be selling you. That means the discount is only for cell phone service, wireless mobile modem service and the like.

(Seriously. Don’t call AT&T and ask if you can apply the discount to your other stuff. I tried. I was rejected.)

So, start by logging in to your SAG.org account, and downloading this PDF:

http://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag/documents/ATTFaxVerificationForm.pdf

It’s not an interactive PDF, meaning you can’t fill it in online. You’ll need to download it, print it out and use one of those things called “pens.”

You’ll also need to scan and print out a copy of your SAG-AFTRA card, and have it handy when you fax everything to AT&T.

Fill out page 2 of the form. You probably won’t have your Customer BAN handy (although it is on your bill), so call AT&T at 877-290-5451 and ask them what it is. Then fill that in.

Now, grab the copy of your SAG-AFTRA card and page 2 of the form (you don’t need the explanatory first page), and EITHER fax both of the sheets to 877-667-0534 (the number’s also at the top of the form) OR scan the form and the copy of your union card, and send the PDF in an email to DiscountVerification@IRU.AmCustomerCare.ATT-Mail.com.

You’ll get a text on your cell phone within two business days confirming the receipt of the fax or email, and you’ll see the discount appear on your bill within a couple of months.

Is it worth the hassle? I think so.

On a $200 cell bill, that’s a $360 per year savings.

Hope this helps.

David

4 Responses to AT&T’s Union Discounts

  1. Robert Leach October 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Do you know or is there a way to find out if other carriers offer union discounts?

    Thanks David

    • David H. Lawrence XVII October 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

      Yes – they do not. AT&T is very pro union, and the other carriers are completely non-union.

      All of them.

      David

  2. Marlon Braccia December 20, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    Insane cell phone bill? Huh? Rates are lower than ever. My cell phone bill is $27 for unlimited talk and text up to 10GB data on T Mobile, tax & fees included. That’s because we got 4 friends together for a friends/family package. We each send out payments electronically from our banks to a single T Mobile account. (We’ve added 2 more people since then and each pay a few bucks less.)

    My other tip: buy a used phone as soon as a newer model is released. I buy some “early adopters” phone when they buy the latest & greatest, because ‘m ok with last year’s model and big savings. Why rent it and pay more, if you can own it outright by selling your existing phone and kicking in a little more? it’s far less money in the long run.

  3. Robert December 20, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    Good idea Marion, I like your idea of buying the used phone of an early adopter. How is that T Mobile coverage?
    Thanks

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