Even though smart phones are usually thought of as something for young people, seniors are using them more than ever. It seems like the phone companies know it, as many major carriers now offer discounts to seniors! You may even be able to get a discount you never knew about from your existing carrier!
AT&T: Seniors over 55 can choose from a basic plan specific to flip phones. They can also select a discounted plan that works with any type of phone. The basic plan costs $29.99/line per month. For seniors with smartphones, you can use your AARP membership to receive a 10% discount on any plan.
Consumer Cellular: Get exclusive savings on monthly service charges and accessories with your AARP membership.
Sprint: Sprint’s discount is available to new subscribers over 55. Get unlimited talk, text, and 3G mobile data for $50 for one line or $70 for two. (Usually $60/one line or $100/two.)
T-Mobile: T-Mobile offers a less expensive version of its ONE plan. This gives seniors over 55 unlimited talk, text, and LTE data. It costs $50 for one line and $70 for two (regularly $70 and $120, respectively).
Verizon: Seniors over 55 can get Verizon’s basic unlimited plan (unlimited talk, text, mobile data, and mobile hotspot capability). This plan costs $60/month for one line or $80/month for two lines. Unfortunately, this is only available in certain locations, but it’s a great value if you do qualify.
Are you getting a senior discount through another carrier? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to our list!