Verizon Wireless for EIU Employees
Verizon Wireless offers a discount on many services for state and local government employees. The current discount is 18% on monthly voice calling plans of $34.99 or more. Some data features, like BlackBerry email/Internet, qualify for a 20% discount.
Employees can get new Verizon Wireless service at www.verizonwireless.com or by visiting a Verizon Wireless retail store. If you go to a store, please request to be added to the discount Group ID "SOI#5." Proof of government employment will be requested (e.g. University-issued photo ID or check stub).
There are several advantages to ordering via the Internet such as special equipment pricing promotions, free shipping and waiver of activation fees (not all promotions are available at all times). Once a new account is established via the Internet, the account holder will have the discount added to his/her account after providing proof of government employment (see below).
If you are a current Verizon Wireless customer, the discount will be added to your account after you provide proof government employment.
Proof of government employment
Create an electronic copy of your employee photo ID. E-mail it along with your name, e-mail address, a contact phone number and, most importantly, your Verizon Wireless account number or one of your wireless phone numbers. Email to: StateofILEmployeeProgram@GL.VerizonWireless.com.
Make a clear photocopy of your employee photo ID and fax it to Verizon at 888-457-1731. Include your name, e-mail address, a contact phone number and, most importantly, your Verizon Wireless account number or one of your wireless phone numbers on the fax.
You can assume the discount will be added to your account during the next billing cycle.