Straight Talk vs. Sprint

Straight Talk and Sprint

When choosing your wireless provider, there are hundreds of questions you could have. If you’ve narrowed it down to Straight Talk and Sprint then this comparison guide is for you. Both of these providers pride themselves on having low-priced unlimited plans which will be one of the focuses of this comparison. Along with their unlimited plans, we will help you decide whether the prepaid options of Straight Talk is better for your situation than the pre-paid and post-paid options that Sprint currently has available. Look at our comparison guide below as well as the deals at the bottom.

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Sprint Corporate and Employee Discounts List

Sprint Corporate Discount

The price of your wireless plan keeps going up and one of the best ways to save is by taking advantage of discounts offered by your workplace or organization. Sprint offers corporate discounts to help you save on the monthly price of your wireless plans if your employer, school, credit union, or organization (AAA, AARP, etc) participates. These discounts start at 10% per month and we’ve seen the discounts go as high as 30% off per month. In order to receive these discounts, you must go through the Sprint website and put in your information to verify your discount and then apply it to your plan. You can find the entire Sprint corporate discount list below.

List Of Current Corporate Discounts For Sprint

  • 20th Century Fox (15%)
  • AAA (5%)
  • Aetna (12%)
  • Accenture (25%)
  • American Airlines (20%)
  • Army/USAA/Military/Air Force (5%)
  • Bank of America (20%)
  • Best Buy (20%)
  • Bluecross Blueshield (20%)
  • Boeing (25%)
  • Capital One (10%)
  • Chase Bank (20%)
  • Chevrolet (12%)
  • Cisco Systems (10%)
  • Cleveland Clinic (20%)
  • Coca Cola (20%)
  • Columbia University (15%)
  • Costco (10%)
  • Cox Communications (20%)
  • CVS (15%)
  • Dell (15%)
  • Disney (10%)
  • Duke Univeristy and Medical Center (20%)
  • Ernst and Young (20%)
  • FedEx (20%)
  • Ford Motor Company (20%)
  • General Electric (GE) (20%)
  • Hilton Hotels (15%)
  • H&R Block (15%)
  • IBM (25%)
  • Lockheed Martin (8%)
  • Lowe’s (10%)
  • Merrill Lynch (20%)
  • Microsoft (20%)
  • Northrop Grumman (10%)
  • Papa John’s (10%)
  • PepsiCo (20%)
  • Raytheon (20%)
  • Safeway (10%)
  • Southwest Airlines (15%)
  • State Farm Insurance (25%)
  • State of Illinois Employees (20%)
  • State of California Employees (15%)
  • State of Texas Employees (15%)
  • Target (15%)
  • United Airlines (20%)
  • United Parcel Service (UPS) (25%)
  • University of Akron (10%)
  • University of California Berkeley (15%)
  • University of Missouri (10%)
  • University of Texas at Austin (15%)
  • USAA Customers (5%)
  • US Postal Service (USPS) (25%)
  • VA Medical Center (25%)
  • Vanderbilt University (20%)
  • Wal-Mart (5%)
  • Walgreens (8%)
  • Wells Fargo (20%)
  • Wyndham International (15%)
  • Xerox (15%)
  • find more discounts or claim your discount

We’ve compiled this list from looking at the Sprint website as well as other websites that have a list of the available discounts. If you know of any corporate discounts available that we don’t have listed here then leave them below in the comments. Also, if we have the percent off or other parts of the discount wrong also leave us a comment.

T-Mobile Corporate Discounts List


T-Mobile, like many other wireless providers, has a large corporate discount list where many major companies offer big savings. If you work for one of the employers on their discounts list you can receive big discounts on your phones as well as plans. Corporate discounts are one of the best ways to save each month on your plan with some major employers offering up to 20% off the total monthly price. These discounts are easy to set up on your new account or existing account by going to their website or by calling T-Mobile at 877-447-1264.

We’ve compiled a list of corporate discounts from T-Mobile as well as a guide on how to search for your employer and make sure you’re receiving all of the discounts available. We do our best to keep this list updated, but we don’t make any guarantees to the current validity of these discounts so always check with T-Mobile as well as your employer to see what the current rate is.

For corporate discounts at T-Mobile call 877-447-1264 or visit

Current List of T-Mobile Corporate and Employee Discounts

Update: T-Mobile has ended their corporate discounts program that was previously called the T-Mobile Advantage Program. Because they have ended their discounts program, we have removed all of the companies that have discounts and information on this program as the only way to receive discounts on your phone or lines is if you were grandfathered into the program.

New Way To Save: You can still call T-Mobile to see what special discounts are available by following this link to their website or by calling 877-447-1264. You can many times get close to the same discount as the corporate discount by having their specialist figure out the right plan for you and check their database of discounts that can’t be found anywhere else. The call will only take a few minutes to complete and you should be able to get a better deal on your plan using the discounts available or find some type of other offers to save. You can find some deals online, but the corporate discounts are much easier to figure out by simply calling the number found at the top of any page on their website.

Other Guides To Corporate and Other Discounts:

If you have any questions about their corporate discounts or changes in the discounts plan you can leave them below within the comments section.

T-Mobile Plans – Comparison, Reviews, and Deals

T-Mobile Plans Comparison and Review by WalletHero

T-Mobile prides itself on having plans that are simple and built for their customers. They have individuals plans where you can get unlimited data as well as family plans where they’re built just like the individual plans. Aside from just the simple plans you also receive a lot of perks with T-Mobile that you don’t receive everywhere else. In this guide, we will review and compare all of the available T-Mobile wireless plans for cell phones and tablets as well as provide you with deals to help you save.

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AT&T Plans – Comparison, Reviews, and Deals

AT&T Wireless Plans Review Guide by WalletHero

AT&T has simplified their plans in recent years, but for most consumers this doesn’t always mean it’s easy to find the right plan for you. They have dozens of different options available as well as deals and bundles available. In this guide, we review and compare all of the best plans available including individual plans with nearly unlimited data to family plans through the mobile share plans and plans for tablets. Browse through our quick guide below to help you choose the right plan as well as hopefully save on your phones and plan in the process.

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US Cellular Data Plans

US Cellular Plan Review by WalletHero
When choosing a wireless plan from US Cellular you have many options to compare. Depending on how much data you use and whether you need an individual plan or family plan can completely change the plan you need as well as the pricing. In our guide, we compare and review each of the plan options as well as give you insight on which plans may be the best for you. You can also find a deals section to help you find any current promotions for their plans. Browse through our guide below to find everything you need to know about US Cellular’s data plans.

Comparisons and Reviews of US Cellular Plans

US Cellular has many different options when it comes to finding the right plan for your situation. You can choose between individual plans or shared plans which can be better for multiple people using the same plan. We break down all of the plan options below as well as compare the plans to help you make a decision on which would work best for you and give you the best price.

Individual Plans

US Cellular’s individual plans have just a couple of options. As of right now you can choose between the plan with 1GB of data for $60 per month or a 2GB plan for $75 per month. These plans come with unlimited talk and text along with throttled data after you hit your limit of high-speed data. For most users, you will want to opt for the 2GB plan if having high-speed data on your phone is important as 1GB will go pretty fast for those who regularly use data. If you’re looking for more data than they offer with the individual plans, you will want to opt for one of the data sharing plans we review next which essentially go up to unlimited high-speed data. Find more info >

Shared Data Plans and Family Plans

The shared data plans through US Cellular are built for families or other groups who want to have a plan together and group their data. The shared data plans are becoming the norm for most wireless carriers and US Cellular is no exception. When you use a shared data plan you will be combining all of the data into one group and the total high-speed data is subtracted as it’s used by any device within the shared data plan. You can have cell phones added to this plan as well as tablets and other devices. The smallest current plan is at $20 per month for 300MB’s of data with the largest plan having 75GB’s of shared data for $560 per month.

In our opinion, most families and others using the shared data plan should opt for anywhere from the 6GB to 10GB plan. These plans offer enough high-speed data for sharing between 3-5 people while still keeping you within the affordable price range. The 6GB plan is priced at $60 per month and the 10GB plan is available at $100 per month. All of these plans include unlimited minutes and text messages. Find more info >

Prepaid Plans

If you have your own device and want to save some money then a prepaid plan may be an option. The prepaid plans currently start at $45 per month for 1GB of data along with plans at $55 for 3GB of monthly data and $65 for 3GB’s of monthly data. After you hit your allowed data the plans are slowed (throttled), but you will still be able to access data without a surcharge. Just like other plans from US Cellular, all of your minutes and messages are free. The upside with prepaid plans is that you can bring your own device, the plans are slightly cheaper, and you don’t have a contract. Find more info >

Deals for US Cellular Plans and Phones

  • $10 Off Your Purchase – continue through the link to activate at offer where you can get an instant $10 off your order if you’re a new customer.
  • 2 Lines with 8GB for $100 – for a limited time you can get two lines and 8GB of monthly data for only $100.
  • Guaranteed To Beat Verizon & AT&T – you can bring your bill from AT&T or Verizon Wireless to get a guarantee where they will beat the price or you’ll receive a $50 promotional gift card.

Which Plan Is Right For You?

Giving advice on the exact plan for you is nearly impossible as there are so many different combinations that can change depending on how you use your devices. There is some advice we can give when it comes to US Cellular plans and that’s to go with a shared plan. The best value for your money and the amount of high-speed data most individuals and families use will match up well with one of their shared plans. You have many more options available on a shared plan along with the option to add more devices for a small fee. If you don’t know how much data you need then use their data estimator tool to see an estimate on the amount of data you use each month.

If you have any questions, comments, or your own review of US Cellulars plans then leave it in the comment section below. We will do our best to answer any questions about their plans to help you choose the best plan for you.

AT&T Next Review – How Does AT&T Next Work?

AT&T Next

Over the past year, AT&T has unveiled many new ways for customers to save money and have more options when it comes to their wireless plans. This means that you’re no longer stuck with just a few options when buying your new phone and looking through plans. AT&T Next is one of those

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Cheapest Cell Phone Plan for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

When choosing your phone you not only take a look at the price of the phone but also the plan that comes with it. Depending on the exact phone there can be different costs included and getting the best overall price is

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Best Places To Sell or Trade In Your Used iPhone

Used iPhones

Used iPhones

After every new iPhone is announced there are millions of people around the country who start looking into what type of price they can get for their used iPhone. The truth of the matter is that the prices on your used iPhone can vary greatly depending on where you’re selling it and what type of

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Finding The Cheapest AT&T Data Plans

AT&T data mobile share plans

Today, data plans are what most customers look at when choosing their wireless plans. If a plan doesn’t have enough data for the right price then it doesn’t matter how many minutes or text messages they have per month. For AT&T customers or those new customers checking out the plans it’s essential to

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Best Cell Phone Plans and Discounts for Seniors

Senior Cell Phones

Everyone wants to save money on the growing costs of cell phones plans and seniors are no different. Unlike many other categories, there are actually some discounts out there for seniors to save money on their monthly plans and cell phones with everything from memberships like AARP to discounts you can receive for just showing an ID. Most of the plans for seniors that we will go into detail about below are different than your normal plans. This includes

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Verizon More Everything Plan Review

Verizon More Everything Plan Review

Over the past few weeks we’ve detailed many of the new wireless plans available including the Framily plan from Sprint and the Mobile Share Value Plan from AT&T. In this guide we decided to do a quick review of the Verizon More Everything Plan which is the comparable plan from Verizon Wireless where you get

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AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan Review

AT&T Family Plan Review of Data and Phones

You may have seen the commercials from AT&T promoting their new family plans known as the Mobile Share Value Plan. I guess you can say it’s in response to T-Mobile as well as the crazy Framily plan from Sprint among others. We’ve taken an in-depth look at their new plans for families including everything from

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Sprint Family Plan Review

Sprint Family Plan Guide Review

The new Sprint family plan, now better known as a “Framily” plan, has been all over the place recently from TV commercials to online ads. Just like other family wireless plans and wireless plans in general it can be downright confusing to figure out if you can actually save money on these plans. The Framily plan is much different then many other family plans as you can add friends (Family + Friends = Framily) which leads to even more confusion. The great thing is even though it may be a little tricky to figure out at first there are much more opportunities to save as he major wireless companies have started to compete for your business with T-Mobile leading the shake-up.

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Best Apps For Keeping Track of Your Finances

Keeping track of your spending, expenses, and payments due is essential to live a financially responsible life. Now that our phones are with us when we make almost all of our purchases doesn’t it make sense to take our finances with us? There are dozens of quality apps out there that can help you manage your finances including apps that take all of your information and sync it in one place. This means that you can then see all of your finances detailed in charts which is perfect for those paying off debts or just wanting a more visual appearance of their financial health.

We’ve featured a variety of apps below for both iPhone and Android that help you with your finances. These apps can help you keep track of your spending and payments due as well as

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8 Tips For Lowering Your Cell Phone Bill

Cell Phone Bill

The cell phone bill is an expense that seems to keep growing large on most people’s budgets. While there are more options than ever before this doesn’t always equal a better price for the average consumer. Learning a few tips to save on your cell phone bill can mean anything from a few extra dollars in your pocket to hundreds of dollars saved yearly. We’ve done the research and found eight easy tips to help you save on your bill. These tips include everything from just picking up the phone and negotiating to

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Verizon Employee Discount List

Verizon Employee Discount Full List

If you work for a major corporation, large organization, military, or the government there’s a good chance that they offer some sort of discount on your monthly bill with Verizon. These employee discounts can range from 10% to 25% off your monthly phone plan to up to 25% off accessories such as phone cases, charging cables and so on. To get these deals you will need to find your employer or organization’s discount rate below and then notify Verizon about the discount. They have a way to submit the discount online using your company’s email address but if you don’t have a company email then you can submit the paperwork as noted on the page through the links below. In order to get the discount, you will need proof of some type. The discount will then be added onto your monthly bill.

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Phone Discounts For Military and Veterans

Military Phone Wireless Discount

If your active duty or a military veteran there are many discounts available to help you save on your monthly phone bill and even unlocked phones. Unlike stores that give you a small discount you can save hundreds a year by taking advantage of military discounts from major wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and more.

Be aware that many of these discounts require you to show up at your local retail locations or send your information. Many times they will want proof that can include anything from a military address to a military ID. Take a look at a few of the discounts from major wireless providers and phone brands below. We will be adding more discounts to this list as we find them. If you’re in the military and know of any other discounts available then leave the information in the comments or send us a message.

Sprint has a military discount of 15% off your monthly bill. To get the deal you can go to their website, go to your local Sprint store, or call the customer service number to find out exactly how to get this discounted applied to your bill. In all cases you will have to provide your current information as well as some type of identification to show your are active military or a veteran.

Verizon Wireless
If you’re active duty military or a veteran you can get up to 15% off your monthly bill if you are the account holder. For you to get your discount the plan must be $34.99 a month or higher with less than 5 lines total. There are also a few exclusions such as the unlimited plans. You can get this discount at most Verizon Wireless retail locations as well as online as available. They don’t provide a lot of detailed information on their military discounts so calling their store may be your best option for getting the discount.

AT&T has a military discount that can be applied by active duty and veterans to get 14% off the total bill. The discount only applies to the primary line on the account which is held by the person getting the military discount. To get the discount you must go to your local AT&T store and provide some type of identification that shows your military status. I would call ahead before showing up to make sure your local store has someone who can apply this discount to your account.

T-Mobile offers military discounts to both active duty and retired military personal. The discounts they give depend on many different factors but range from 8% to 15% off the total of your monthly bill. To get the discount you can call their customer service line at 1-877-453-8824 or go to the corporate discount page and follow the directions. You will of course need your military ID or other form of identification.

US Cellular
U.S. Cellular has a page dedicated to showing what discounts are available to members of the military. They currently only give discounts to active duty military but their discounts extend to your total bill and not just one line like other carriers. The page linked above has all of the information you need to claim the deals including the phone number you need to call to be able to get the 15% off your monthly bill.

There may be other discounts and coupons out there for military and as we find them we will post them here. Always check out the terms and conditions of these discounts before applying to make sure you are getting the most out of the discount. There may be some instances where you can get a larger discount from your employer than with the military discount. If you’re a veteran, make sure you have some sort of identification as noted on the phone companies website’s to be able to prove you’re status to get the deals above.

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