Let me show you how to get your first $695 credit card annual fee waived in my Ultimate Military Credit Cards course
The Amex Gold card is annual fee waived for military. It's even better than the Amex Platinum for everyday spending on dining and groceries.
Military Money Manual has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Military Money Manual and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. Thank you for supporting my independent, veteran owned site.
T-Mobile offers a military discount to active duty, guard, and reserve servicemembers for their post-paid mobile plans. The company also offers a discount to veterans.
I recently reviewed my T-Mobile bill to see if I was receiving the military discount and discovered I was not! I used to receive 15% off. So I set out to get the discount back on my account.
How To Get the T-Mobile Military Discount
The process is pretty simple. If you have an official military email address that ends in .mil like @mail.mil, @us.af.mil, @us.army.mil, @usmc.mil, @navy.mil, etc, than you can you the Employee Discount (https://validate.t-mobile.com/employee-discount) page and just input your military email address. The entire form should take less than 3 minutes to fill out.
Here is what the form and website look like:
I received an email almost instantaneously at my military address and clicked the confirmation link. I have not yet received a new bill with the discount applied, but I will let you know when I receive a bill with the discount applied.
T-Mobile Veteran's Discount
If you are a veteran or don't have easy access to your military email, you can upload another form of ID through the T-Mobile Advantage site: https://validate.t-mobile.com/advantage. Accepted forms of ID are:
- Recent copy of your LES or retiree account statement (within the past three months)
- Veteran's ID Card
- CWF ID Card
- Military designation on valid state driver's license
- Veteran's Advantage Card
- Honorary Discharge Certificate
Make sure you redact or black out anything besides your name on the LES or any other documents you upload. You don't need to spread your PII everywhere!
Verifying your military service, whether active or veteran this way will take an extra 7-10 days. If you have a valid military email address, I recommend you use that method as it seems to be much faster.
Have you successfully used your T-Mobile military discount? Let us know in the comments!