Mobile Phones Android How to Receive a Corporate Cell Phone Discount A few minutes could save you big money on your monthly bill by Adam Fendelman Writer Adam Fendelman is a syndicated technology writer and senior web designer whose focus was on web analytics and web design among other things. our editorial process LinkedIn Adam Fendelman Updated on March 24, 2020 Sean Gallup / Staff/Getty Images Android Switching from iOS Tweet Share Email If you’re spending $100 per month right now on your cell phone plan, chopping your bill down to $75 a month for the same service sounds attractive, right? While there are no catches to obtain this mega cell phone discount, there are two requirements. You must be employed.Your employer must be on your cell phone carrier’s corporate discount list (or, as a more time-consuming process, you must receive carrier approval to add your employer). The easiest way to learn your immediate corporate cell phone discount is to simply call your carrier and ask for it. If you work for the New York Times Company, for example, you could receive an 18 percent discount on your monthly service from Sprint. If you work for EDS, Sprint could award you a 26 percent discount. Corporate cell phone discounts typically range from 15 percent to 25 percent on each monthly bill. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless offer similar corporate cell phone discounts. You just have to be employed and you just have to ask for it. Even if the phone you're using is an Android phone (no matter who made it: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.), you can still take advantage of these discounts. Potential Roadblocks While getting your corporate discount can be as simple as calling your carrier and asking for it, you could run into some problems. If your company is too small, you might not be on your carrier’s discount list. This discount is usually only offered by larger companies. Even if you work for a well-known company, your carrier still might not have an established discount. Also, even if you get immediately approved for a discount, you might have to wait for one or two billing cycles for the savings to go into effect. In addition, smaller cell phone carriers and some prepaid wireless carriers may not offer corporate cell phone discounts. Cell phone carriers are supposed to verify your employment. However, this job verification isn’t always properly conducted. Sometimes you’re just taken for your word. Reason for the Corporate Cell Phone Discount Why would cell phone carriers award such large discounts to users who are employed by certain companies? The major cell phone carriers have business agreements with many larger companies for discounted wireless service. The corporate discount is designed to motivate many employees of a company to either sign up on their own or through a group plan at work.