Sponsored: T-Mobile is currently offering the latest iPhone XR with a sweet deal for military families for a limited time. With trade-in, it's just $35/month per line (with autopay) for four lines AND four iPhone XR. Learn more.
It's no secret that life in the military has its challenges and that financial strains, coupled with time away from family and friends, can cause unneeded stress. Luckily, for the veteran and military community there are ways to be recognized for your service, and various programs will help lift some of the financial burden, including subsidized housing, groceries, healthcare, childcare or recreation.
Aside from these benefits within the military (that you're likely already aware of) did you also know that certain companies such as T-Mobile offer tremendous benefits for veterans, service members and their families?
Sure, you've just been inundated with many short-lived Veterans Day 'specials' this week, but here's an ongoing deal from T-Mobile that you'll want to participate in. And not only will it lower your cell phone bills (while giving you the latest devices), you'll feel good about spending your money with an organization that truly supports the military through a myriad of meaningful ways.
First things first – here's how you can get the best value phone plan
As military personnel, you know better than anyone else the importance of staying connected and being able to do so without worrying about your bills. Unfortunately, there are providers that try and charge extra for texts and calls abroad, or you may have noticed your cell phone bill skyrocket just by trying to stream your favorite TV show – something that you need to help you feel at home. As part of the veteran and military community, you should look for a phone plan that won't charge you hidden extras, so that you can prioritize what matters most.
Choose wisely and opt for a wireless provider that offers great deals for veterans, service members and their families. T-Mobile ONE Military offers all the benefits of T-Mobile ONE –unlimited talk, text and data (including texting and data abroad in over 210 countries) and complimentary Netflix–at a discounted rate on up to 12 phone lines. Not only are active duty service members eligible for the offer, but so are veterans, retired military personnel, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and Gold Star families. All you need to do is verify your military affiliation (which is super easy through T-Mobile's process).
If you're tempted to switch but are still on a contract and tied into a current plan - they have a solve for that, too. If you get a new phone with T-Mobile, they'll pay off your current phone and service contracts – up to $650 per line or $350 in early termination fees, when you trade-in your device.
All while getting your hands on the latest devices around …
And speaking of devices – now really is the time to switch. T-Mobile has a trade in deal on all the new 2018 smartphones from LG, Samsung and even the new iPhones. Right now, you can get the new iPhone XR for just $10/month when you trade in your old phone. And when you combine the trade-in deal with T-Mobile ONE Military, you can get four lines of unlimited AND four iPhone XR for just $35/month a line – all on America's fastest 4G LTE network.
Lower bills (and the newest phones!) are just the tip of the iceberg
Discounts are just the tip of the iceberg, as T-Mobile goes way beyond exclusive discounts to provide career assistance and community support for service members, veterans, and their families.
On the careers front, T-Mobile is on a mission to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years and well on are their way to meeting that goal. To help veterans transition from the military and re-imagine their careers, T-Mobile partners with FourBlock to sponsor recruiting events and career seminars. T-Mobile also works closely with other organizations dedicated to serving the military and veteran communities including Team Rubicon, to provide a way for military veterans to extend their service by giving them the jobs to directly help those impacted by natural disasters.
The bottom line
The bottom line is to do your homework – ask about what offers are available for military families across the various cell phone providers, and how you can be a part of the benefits – without strings attached! Work in the value of having extras built in that you're sure to use whether that's unlimited data, talk/text abroad or Netflix. And of course, go with a company that makes you feel good about supporting them, and a company which supports you and the community in a meaningful way.