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It will stay available for government and military, though

Many of those who have enjoyed T-Mobile's Advantage Monthly Discount program will see it on the chopping block in late April. 

According to Tmo News, T-Mobile is getting rid of its Advantage Monthly Discount for small and large companies on April 25, 2014. Customers who have been receiving this discount will start getting notifications in the mail on March 31. 

The program offers monthly discounts to groups like employees of small and large businesses, government and the military. Tmo News said government employees and members of the military will continue receiving the discount, but corporations are being taken off the list. 

There was a rumor that those who signed up before February 3 could keep their monthly discount program, but it looks like that's not happening. Everyone in the business category is getting the axe. 

Instead, employers who currently have the Advantage Monthly Discount program can provide their employees with a $25 reward card. 

“The old programs were designed to help big carriers close big corporate contracts, with employees as bargaining chips," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. "We aren’t playing that game anymore. This change is about simplifying wireless for everyone … including employees of small and large companies alike.”

These customers will see adjustments to their bills after May 25. 

T-Mobile is currently trying to shake up the wireless industry with its UnCarrier initiative, which can't be cheap. The carrier will likely have to make cuts in other areas to ensure that it can provide such services it's promising to customers, such as paying up to $350 in early termination fees (ETFs) and offering free roaming for unlimited international text and data. 

It was reported that T-Mobile's Q4 contract cost was one-third the amount of Verizon's. 

Source: Tmo News

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Sucks for anyone who has such a discount.
By elkinm on 3/31/2014 2:15:52 PM , Rating: 2
I don't have a corporate discount so I am not affected by change, but this is pretty big for anyone who does.

I love my T-mobile plan. For the first time if nearly 15 years I don't feel like I am getting screwed for cell service.

However, I have to wonder how flexible T-mobile will be for people who lost such plans as far a going away.
Say someone switched to T-Mobile because of the discounts and bought new phones. Would T-Mobile let them out and take the phones back if say ATT offered a better deal with a corporate discount?

By ven1ger on 3/31/2014 2:54:25 PM , Rating: 2
Without any information in the article about how much these corporate discounts are in comparison to what is available to the public it is difficult to see if this will really be a big deal or not.

By Chaser on 3/31/2014 3:43:24 PM , Rating: 2
For the first time if nearly 15 years I don't feel like I am getting screwed for cell service.
I couldn't agree with you more. Finally some of these carriers aren't treating us like they are granting us their divine services. I just switched from AT&T to T-Mobile. When they reimburse you for your ETF AND buy your phone from you it was easy to save money each month. I feel like I am receiving value for my money.

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