T-Mobile Listens, Will Grandfather Employer Discounts

by Todd Haselton | April 2, 2014


T-Mobile recently announced its intentions to cut its employer discount program. The company said that it no longer needed to offer the discount because it argues it has the best rates already. Of course, folks who did have a solid discount in place were infuriated to see it taken away. Now, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is backpedaling a bit and says he hears his customers loud and clear.

“Over the past couple days, I’ve been doing a lot of listening to our customers,” Legere said in a blog post on Wednesday. “Everyone enrolled in the Advantage Program or who applied to enroll before April 1st will be able to keep a rate plan discount as long as they work at a participating employer and remain on a qualifying plan. All of our Simple Choice plans currently qualify. We will be asking that customers participate in a simple annual online employer verification.”

So, if you’ve had discounts in the past from an employer who had a deal with T-Mobile, then you’re good to go, so long as you’re still actually working for that company. Moving forward, though, T-Mobile won’t be offering any new employer discounts.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...