AT&T announced yesterday that teachers, nurses and physicians will be able to receive a 25% savings on the company’s Unlimited Starter, Extra and Elite wireless plans beginning Friday. First responders, military and veterans were already eligible to receive these savings.
Those qualifying for the savings announced today include:
- New and existing customers that are kindergarten through post-secondary teachers, professors, instructors, and their families
- New and existing customers that are nurses, physicians, physician assistants and their families.
“Teachers, nurses and physicians are an essential part of our communities and we believe it’s crucial to recognize the great importance of these individuals during these challenging times,” said David Christopher, AT&T Mobility executive vice president and general manager, in a prepared statement. “We’re happy to support those who give back so much by offering them and their families significant savings on these unlimited wireless plans.”
Nurses and physicians have the option of using the FirstNet dedicated first responder mobile network that is operated by AT&T.
Back in April, AT&T earlier offered nurses and physicians three free months of FirstNet service. With those three months about to end, it is a logical move for AT&T to introduce a new offer providing savings for nurses and physicians.
Teachers are not eligible to use FirstNet. But as part of today’s announcement, AT&T said that to further support teachers, the carrier is s contributing more than $1 million to teacher-focused organizations. The funds will support:
- Teach For America’s leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion training to their corps members and alumni
- Breakthrough Collaborative’s work to place 1,100 Teaching Fellows into summer internship roles that will empower them in the virtual classroom
- ISTE’s Summer Learning Academy, which is helping K-12 educators prepare to return to a school system faced with a dramatic shift towards distance and blended learning
- Alliance for Excellent Education’s expansion of its Instructional Coaches Leadership Program, supporting emergency needs, continuity of learning plans and more for educators across the country.
Joan Engebretson contributed to this report.