Here are five senior discounts for cell phone plans

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With inflation on the rise, there is one group of people who may have a discount coupon printed on their driver’s license: seniors.

Some, like Farm Forum financial columnist Rick Kahler, argue that more people should take advantage of the discounts offered to people of a certain age.

“No one is forcing companies to offer senior discounts,” wrote Kahler, the president and owner of Rapid City-based Kahler Financial. “Companies do this because it is ultimately good for them if you do business with them instead of with their competitors.”

As cell phones become increasingly important for communications, those with more experience can benefit from plans marketed to those over 55.

Here you will find the senior discounts and subscriptions offered by mobile providers.

AT&T

AT&T offers the Unlimited 55+ to people age 55 or older and who have a billing address in Florida. The plan costs $60 per month for one line or $80 per month for two lines. Each line receives unlimited data, calls and text messages.

The plan must be purchased at an AT&T location in Florida.

Seniors in other states can take advantage of a discount of up to $10 per month on the cell phone carrier’s Unlimited Premium plan through AARP.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile offers three 55+ lines for seniors:

  • Basic choice 55: $45 per month for one line
  • Go5G Plus 55: $70 per month for one line
  • Go5G Next 55: $80 per month for one line

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless does not offer a senior discount or plan.

Coin Mobile

Mint Mobile offers a mobile subscription for seniors aged 55 and older called Mint 55+. The plan costs $15.99 per month and includes assistance with canceling a contract with a previous carrier.

Consumer mobile

AARP members can save 5% on monthly service and 30% on some accessories at Consumer Cellular.