AT&T Senior Discounts: What You Can Expect
- AT&T offers one discounted cellular plan for seniors that starts at $40 per month, per line.
- As of 2023, AT&T Unlimited 55+ plans, which come with unlimited data, are only available to Florida residents.
- AARP members can save $10 per month per line on the AT&T Unlimited Elite Plan.
AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies, offers reliable nationwide 5G and affordable wireless discounts for seniors. They also offer discounts for AARP members, military veterans, and their families.
Additionally, AT&T’s wireless network covers more than 99 percent of Americans and 100 million U.S. consumers across mobile and broadband. We’ll discuss some of the ways seniors can save on mobile plans.
AT&T Senior Discounts
AT&T offers three different ways for seniors to save on their wireless bills.
If you’re an active AARP member, you can save up to $10 per line when you choose the AT&T Unlimited Elite Plan, along with 15 percent off eligible accessories and up to $45 in savings for activation and upgrade fees. The $10 per line discount is applicable on up to one to five lines, and only the primary account holder must be an AARP member.
AT&T Unlimited 55+ Plan
If you’re over the age of 55 and reside in the state of Florida, you qualify for the AT&T Unlimited 55+ Plan. With this plan, customers get two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data for $40 per month per line. With many other wireless companies charging upward of $60 per month for unlimited data, this offer is a great one for Florida residents. We can’t wait for it to expand to other states.
AT&T Senior Nation Plans
As of May 2020, the AT&T Senior Nation plan is no longer available. Seniors looking for a plan with unlimited talk and text might instead opt for one of their prepaid plans. AT&T prepaid plans start at $25 per month.
An affordable phone and internet option for individuals with limited income, the Lifeline program provides discounts of at least $5.25 on their phone bill, or up to a $9.25 discount on their internet bill. Customers who live on federally recognized tribal lands can get an additional discount of $25.
To qualify for Lifeline, you’ll need to meet one of the following criteria:
- Have an income 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines
- Participate in a federal assistance program such as Medicaid, SSI, or VA pensions
AT&T Military and Veteran Discount
AT&T offers 25 percent wireless discounts to members of the military, veterans, and their families. To be eligible for this discount, you’ll have to enroll in AutoPay and paperless billing.
The discount is open to active military service personnel, qualified military/veterans, qualified spouses of either active duty members or deceased military service personnel with a valid Department of Defense sponsorship card. Additionally, there are no limits on the number of discounted lines on the military wireless account.
To qualify for the discount, you must present at least one of the following items:
- Valid active military ID or retired military ID
- Current pay stub
- Department of Defense Form DD214
- Current AMVETS membership card (a veteran designated driver’s license or veteran health insurance card also accepted)
Further, you must be the primary wireless account holder and have an eligible AT&T Unlimited plan.
The military/veteran discount will only start in three bill cycles after service activation and eligibility are confirmed. Additionally, AT&T can discontinue the offer at any time at their discretion.