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First Responders Discounts FAQs

As part of our commitment to support the men and women who serve our communities, Verizon wireless offers plan and product discounts to active and retired first responders.


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First responder discounts details

  1. I'm a first responder. Do I qualify for a discount?

    We offer discounts to state and local first responders who are active, retired or volunteer, including:

    • Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Law enforcement including State Troopers, Sheriffs, Sheriff's Deputies and Local Police
    • Next of Kin (Immediate family members: spouse/children of household) of First Responders Killed in Action (KIA)*

    Not eligible: Federal-level law enforcement personnel (e.g., Border Patrol Agents, CIA, DEA, FEMA, FBI, NSA, etc.) aren't eligible for the first responder discount.

    Note: Active federal government employees are eligible for discounts under the federal government employee discount program. Visit our Employee Discounts FAQs to sign up for learn about these discounts. Or get started now by verifying your First Responder eligibility.

    *A signed affidavit issued by First Responders Agency listing KIA status is required.

  2. What data plan discounts does Verizon wireless offer to first responders?

    Verizon wireless offers discounts on wireless products and services to active duty, retired and volunteer state and local first responders.

    Account-level discount for unlimited plans - The discount depends on how many unlimited plans you have and when you signed up for them.

    Start Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, Get More Unlimited, Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, Above Unlimited and/or Just Kids data plans if you signed up on or after 8/5/19:

    • 1 phone - $10 discount per account
    • 2 – 3 phones - $25 discount per account
    • 4+ phones - $20 discount per account

    Account-level discount for most other advertised Verizon standard plans -15% discount on your monthly account access fee, as long as the fee is $34.99 or higher.

    Note: Prepaid plans, the Shared Data Plan - 5GB, already discounted plans and promotional plans aren't eligible for discounts through the first responder program.

    Other discounts

    First responders are also eligible for a discount on select accessories:

    • 25% online when ordered through your My Verizon account
    • 10% when purchased at a Verizon wireless Retail store

  3. What accessory discounts does Verizon wireless offer to first responders?

    First responders are eligible for a discount on select accessories:

    • 25% online when ordered through your My Verizon account (the discount appears in your shopping cart)
    • 10% when purchased at a Verizon wireless Retail store

  4. How do I register for the first responder discount?

    Learn more about registering for your discounts by visiting our registration how to page.

  5. Does the Verizon account have to be in my name to register for the first responder discount?

    Yes, to be eligible for the first responder discount, you must be the Account Owner or Account Manager.

    If the account is in the name of your family member or friend, complete a Transfer of Service before registering for the discount. Find out more on our Transfer Your Service Support page.

    Exception: Next of Kin (Immediate family members: spouse/children of household of First Responders KIA)

  6. I'm a first responder and a military veteran. I already have the Verizon wireless military discount. Can I get both discounts at the same time?

    No, only 1 discount program can be attached to an account at a time. You can review the Military and veterans discounts FAQs for military discount details to help you decide between the first responder and military discount offers.

  7. I already have an eligible Verizon wireless plan. Will adding the first responder discount change my current contract or payment agreement?

    No, adding a first responder discount won't change your current Verizon wireless contract or payment agreement.

  8. Can I also get a discount on Verizon Fios Home Internet service?

    First responders may also qualify for a discount on our home internet service.* Visit our Verizon Fios first responder discount page to learn more.

    *Fios is currently available in key metro areas in these states: New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and in Washington DC.