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Veteran & Active Military Internet Discounts

By Anna Ellison
October 05, 2020

Our Veteran & Active Military Internet Discounts guide will: 

  • Help veterans, active military, and their families receive discounts from internet service providers and wireless carriers 
  • Connect veterans and active military to nonprofit organizations that provide access to free or discounted internet, computers, and cell phones

 

Introduction 

Active-duty military and veterans risk their lives to help protect our country. To show their support, internet service providers, wireless carriers, and nonprofits provide discounts along with free access to the internet and technology for these heroes and their families. From discount internet service to free phones for veterans, we gathered all of the best deals and programs for active-duty military members and veterans. 

Internet Providers with Military Discounts

An active service member and daughter using the internet on their tablet

Several ISPs offer special programs for discount internet service for veterans and active-duty military. 

Xfinity Military Discount 

Xfinity Internet Essentials is a starter program from Comcast that provides veterans with 25 Mbps internet and in-home WiFi for $9.95 per month. Individuals can qualify if they are eligible for VA Pension, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and other programs. Internet Essentials customers also have the option to purchase a laptop or desktop computer at a discounted price

Before you apply, make sure you have a veterans pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration

Verizon Fios Military Discount 

Verizon offers discounted internet service for veterans and military families on their Fios fiber internet and gigabit connections. If you bundle Fios internet and an unlimited wireless plan, you can also save up to $120 a year, and $240 a year on the gigabit and wireless bundle. To get your Fios or wireless discount, you'll only have to verify your eligibility once. Active duty and veterans can register online using MilVetID verification system by Veterans Advantage. 

Frontier Military Discount 

Frontier is also committed to supporting qualified individuals pay for select internet or phone services with Frontier Lifeline. If you don’t already have voice services with Frontier, but you have standalone internet access, you may qualify for the Lifeline discount. Discount amount varies by state, so visit Frontier’s website and search for your state to start. 

Windstream Lifeline

Windstream also accepts the federal Lifeline discount for veterans. The monthly Lifeline discount can be applied to either the internet or phone service, not both. Apply with the National Verifier to enroll in the Lifeline program.

Discounted Phone Plans for Veterans & Military Families 

A soldier and his daughter laughing at something on her smartphone

Veterans and military families can take advantage of discounted wireless plans, free phones, and other perks from select wireless carriers. 

AT&T Military Discount

AT&T offers a wireless discount for veterans, active-duty military, and their families. The military discount is available for the Unlimited Starter, Extra, and Elite phone plans. 5G access is included with all three plans, and Unlimited Elite comes with HBO Max. When you buy one of these qualified plans, you can also receive up to four Samsung Galaxy A11 smartphones. Active military can sign up with their “.mil” email address, and veterans can apply with a valid form of ID. 

T-Mobile Military Discount 

T-Mobile’s Magenta Military plans are exclusive to active-duty military, veterans, and their families, with 50% off regular Magenta plan rates for family lines. 5G access is included in every plan and free smartphones are available with new lines. 

Verizon Unlimited Military Discount 

Verizon offers discounted unlimited wireless plans for veterans and military families. If you bundle an unlimited plan with Fios fiber internet you can also save up to $120 a year. The Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle and Apple Music are also included with select unlimited plans. To get your wireless discount, verify your eligibility. Active duty and veterans can register online using MilVetID verification system by Veterans Advantage. 

Samsung Military Discount

Samsung's Military Discount Program provides discounts to active military personnel in all branches of service, their families, and veterans verifying their identity during purchase. Discounts apply to Samsung devices and appliances ranging from phones, laptops, and tablets to washers, dryers, and fridges. 

Organizations that Help Veterans & Active Military Members

An active military member uses her computer at desk at home

Veterans, active military members, and their loved ones can also find support from nonprofits. The organizations listed below help provide discounted or free internet, refurbished computers, community and career resources, and free phones for veterans and their families

Lifeline Support 

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Members of the Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit qualify for Lifeline. Eligible customers get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Lifeline can be used for either phone or internet, but not both. 

Veterans Advantage

Veterans Advantage is a public benefit corporation that acts as a one-stop shop for military and veteran discounts, benefits, and community support. Members receive discounts on a variety of offers like dining and entertainment, and computers and phone plans. Active duty or retirees, veterans who served at any time in any branch of service, current or former guard or reserve, and immediate family members are all qualified to join the Veterans Advantage Community

Cell Phones For Soldiers

Cell Phones For Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free cell phones and domestic airtime minutes to veterans and active-duty military. The program isn’t available in all states, so fill out an application form to see if you are eligible. 

human-I-T

human-I-T is a nonprofit that provides low-income individuals and other nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training. Use their free resources to request low-cost internet or refurbished technology.

EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers. Veterans participating in the Veterans Pension qualify for internet and computer discounts. Use their offer locator tool to find low-cost internet and device offers in your area.

PCs for People

PCs for People provides affordable computers and low-cost internet to qualified individuals and nonprofits. If you receive benefits from the Veterans Administration, you are eligible to receive technology and services. Read more on their website about eligibility and how you can apply

NPower 

NPower is an organization that helps military veterans launch their career in tech. Those who are currently serving, honorably discharged, and military veteran spouses are eligible to applyRead more about the requirements and application process

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Written By
Anna Ellison

Anna is a writer for the HighSpeedOptions team focusing on streaming. She started her career as a content writer in 2017, working one year in the fintech industry before joining the mobile ad tech space with HighSpeedOptions’ parent company, AdAction. In the wild, you can find Anna hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or working on her hot dog travel blog.

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