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I am a real estate agent and a member of the National Association of Realtors.The NAR partners with thousands of companies out there to provide discounts to real estate agents anywhere from medical insurance, buy a new car incentives, vacation discounts and thousands of corporate businesses that provide discounts that can be relevant to a realtor. However, the ONLY phone carrier that has partnered with the NAR to provide a discount is Sprint.

Unfortunately because of my location, Verizon is my best phone provider option for best signal and service but their prices are ASTRONOMICAL and when I called to see about an employee discount, I was offered $4 off/month for being a real estate agent but $6 off/month for being an elected city council member?

In real estate, you pay for EVERYTHING out of your own pocket. Everyone has this misconception that we make a lot of money but out of that 6%, I get 1.5% of that. So last week for house I sold for $81,000. I made only $773.00. My phone is my only direct source for clients to reach me and they call at all times of the day and every day of the week.

I think Verizon needs to show national support with the NAR and offer a discount that is more than $4/month. No wonder that guy left verizon saying "Can you hear me now" and hopped over to Sprint. Their price is fair and their national/community support is there.

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You should also be aware that the unlimited plans offered by Verizon Wireless don't allow any employee discounts except military or veteran.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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keathleykatie wrote:

In real estate, you pay for EVERYTHING out of your own pocket. Everyone has this misconception that we make a lot of money but out of that 6%, I get 1.5% of that. So last week for house I sold for $81,000. I made only $773.00. My phone is my only direct source for clients to reach me and they call at all times of the day and every day of the week.

The same can be said for EVERY profession, especially in sales. Some realtors make a lot and some realtors make less. To some what you list IS a lot of money, for others, not so much. Verizon does not base their discount(IF ANY) on your income, but with what group/employer you are associated. Some people who make less than you are likely getting NO discount.

For employer/group discounts, Verizon normally offers a percentage discount off the data portion of your bill, not a set dollar amount. How much is the data portion of your bill? For example, if the data portion of your bill is $100, that $4 discount represents a 4% discount. If you are on the Verizon Plan with the S(2 GB for $35) data option, that $4 discount represents an 11% discount.

keathleykatie wrote:

I think Verizon needs to show national support with the NAR and offer a discount that is more than $4/month.

Verizon has shown "national support" with your group by offering a discount at all. Not everyone who is a customer with Verizon gets a discount and I am sure some of those are in a more dire financial situation than you. Possibly you should contact your group to get them to re-negotiate their discount to something you deem more reasonable.

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