If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I love discounts for active military and vets. What better way to say “thanks” for serving our country than with a way to save money on everyday expenses. With that said, it’s now time to breakdown the Sprint military discount. How much money can it save you on your wireless bill, who’s eligible, and how do you apply. Plus, I offer some Sprint insider tips on how to maximize your savings.
Is the Sprint Military Discount Good?
It’s pretty solid, especially for military families.
Specifically, their military discount is really good for military families, not so much for individuals or a couple with NO kids.
Here’s exactly how the Sprint Unlimited Military Discount breaks down:
1 Line = $60/month
2 Lines = $80/month
3 Lines = $80/month (3rd line free)
4 Lines = $80/month (3rd and 4th lines free)
5 Lines = $80/month (3rd, 4th and 5th lines free). This is easily the best value and comes out to $16/month. 5 lines without the discount would cost a family $160.
The Sprint Unlimited military plan is identical to the Sprint Unlimited Basic plan.
Here’s what you get with the Unlimited plan:
- Unlimited data, talk and text.
- Free Hulu account. ($7.99/month value)
- 500 MB Mobile Hotspot.
- Streaming in SD (DVD-quality)
- In Mexico & Canada you’ll get unlimited talk & text and 5 GB of 4G LTE data.
- Global Roaming in 200+ worldwide destinations.
It’s also worth noting that data speeds could get throttled during times of heavy congestion.
This current discount is available through September of 2020. I’ll keep this page updated in case the offer changes.
Who is Eligible?
Their military discount is available to current and former members of the military.
This includes active duty, reserves, National Guard, veterans, and their family members.
Military members must be the primary Sprint account holder for family members to be eligible.
How Do I Sign-Up?
If you aren’t currently a Sprint subscriber you need to visit this page and fill-out the pre-registration form.
Once your pre-registration is accepted, you’ll get an offer code via email with instructions on completing your military discount.
If you’re already with Sprint, just visit the same page and click the Activate button under the pre-registration form.
You can also walk into any Sprint store and have an associate help you setup your discount.
It’s also important to note that this discount requires you to sign-up for auto-pay.
What Proof Is Needed?
You’ll need to submit one of the following to complete your discount registration.
– .mil Email Address
– Military ID Card
– Military Orders Form
– Veterans ID Card
– DofD Form 214
– W-2 Tax Form
– Military Retiree Account Statement
How Do I Verify My Discount?
Sprint uses a highly reputable 3rd party company called Sheer ID to verify your military service.
Once you’ve applied to get the discount, you can visit this page and check if you’re getting all the discounts you’re eligible for.
What Happens If I’m Sent Overseas?
If you get deployed be sure to visit the Sprint Deployment Page.
Sprint will happily suspend your wireless service and you won’t have to pay ANY monthly charges while you’re gone.
You’ll get this free service for 36 months. If you need to extend it for any reason call Sprint at 844-751-0149 and they’ll help you out.
Be sure to call the same number to get your service reinstated when you get home.
How Does the Sprint Discount Compare to Verizon’s?
The Sprint Military discount is much better than Verizon’s military discount if you need 3 or more lines.
You’ll save close to $40/month by using Sprint compared to Verizon.
If it’s just you, or maybe you and your spouse, the savings with Verizon is better.
Ask the Reader: If you end up applying for the Sprint military discount let me know if it was an easy process.
By Kyle James
Photo credit to Mike Mozart.