Verizon and Veterans Advantage Announce Partnership to Thank Our Military Veterans & Families

Verizon and WeSalute (Veterans Advantage)

NEW YORK -- Verizon and Veterans Advantage today announced a partnership to offer annual savings up to $120 on Verizon Fios Bundles for U.S. active duty military, veterans, National Guard and Reserve and their families.  This savings program is newly created for Veterans Advantage members with a VetRewards Card, providing these special military savings when enrolling in Verizon Fios Bundles for TV, Internet and home phone services.

Veterans Advantage members are eligible for exclusive savings of $10 a month ($120 a year) for triple-play bundles (TV, Internet and phone) and $5 a month ($60 a year) for double-play bundles (TV, Internet or phone). In addition, these savings can be combined with current special promotions from Verizon Fios. The latest special promotion includes savings of $120 on Verizon Triple Play and a $400 Visa prepaid card with a signed two-year agreement.  

Veterans and their families who are enrolled in Veterans Advantage and reside in the 12 states and the District of Columbia serviced by Verizon Fios can access their new savings online through a private Fios enrollment portal.  The 12 states are: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Texas and California. Veterans Advantage members who reside outside of Fios-served areas will be offered the military savings on bundles that include Verizon phone, High Speed Internet and DIRECTV.

"Verizon is proud to thank those who have served and continue to serve our country by offering special discounts on Verizon Fios for Veterans Advantage members and their families," said Michael Weston, executive director, Verizon Enhanced Communities, Verizon. "As an employer of more than 11,000 military veterans and service members, we know how important it is to honor those who serve and their family members. We are pleased to create this new benefit to reward them with Verizon Fios savings." he added.

In addition to Verizon Fios bundles with new military savings, Verizon currently offers Veterans Advantage members 15 percent off wireless plans for new and existing Verizon Wireless users, and 25 percent off in-store accessories, redeemed with the VetRewards Card at Verizon Stores nationwide.

"Verizon Wireless has consistently been a major supporter of Veterans Advantage, with our VetRewards Card as its exclusive nongovernment military ID accepted at stores nationwide for Verizon military discounts on monthly voice, data and in-store accessories, and we are delighted to deepen our offerings with Verizon Fios to thank those who have served our country," said Scott Higgins, co-founder and CEO of Veterans Advantage and a Vietnam War veteran.

"We are dedicated to giving back not only to those who serve our country, but also to their families for their special sacrifices. Expanding our partnership with Verizon to include Verizon Fios enhances our mission of greater respect, recognition and rewards for those who serve, as well as their families," Higgins said.

Veterans Advantage issues the VetRewards Card, the first national military ID designed to protect veterans’ privacy when used to verify eligibility for military savings offers for redemption online, by phone or at point of sale in store locations.

Recent studies by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Trade Commission show that veterans and military have twice the reported rate of ID theft than the general population due to mishandling of their government-issued military IDs in their civilian lives.  As a result, Veterans Advantage has encouraged its partner companies to help safeguard military and veterans’ personal information by creating partner benefits that accept the VetRewards Card for military identification.

In addition to Verizon, major travel and retailer partners that accept the VetRewards Card and use the Veterans Advantage proprietary verify platform are Verizon Wireless, United, Jet Blue, Greyhound, Avis/Budget, CVS/pharmacy,  Dell, Apple and 1800 Flowers, among other industry leaders.

About Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,500. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

About Veterans Advantage

Founded in 1999 by a group of prominent Vietnam War Veterans, Veterans Advantage issues the VetRewards Card, the first universal military ID card that protects veterans privacy, and partners with top companies that thank veterans with discounts verified with the VetRewards Card. Dedicated to "Giving Back to All Who Serve", Veterans Advantage advocates for greater respect, recognition, and rewards for U.S. active duty, military veterans, retired military, active and retired National Guard & Reservists, and their families, from all periods and branches of service. Veterans Advantage members receive exclusive travel and retail offers from leading brands, and OurCAREPackageexclusive that includes $50,000 of The Hartford Global MedEVac, $5,000 in Accident Insurance, VIP Concierge and other travel assistance services, fraud and ID theft restoration services, prescription discounts and financial planning, and more. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2001, the company has been awarded the highest BBB rating of A+. More at www.VeteransAdvantage.com.

###

VERIZON’S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon’s online News Center at www.verizon.com/news/. The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.

Media contacts:

Jarryd Gonzales
213-337-1118
jarryd.gonzales[at]verizon.com
Twitter: @jarrydgonzales

Ray McConville
908-559-3504
raymond.mcconville[at]verizon.com
Twitter: @mcconvilleray

Veterans Advantage
Roy Asfar
roy[at]veteransadvantage.com

Want to create an exclusive offer for Veterans Advantage? Learn how to be a Veterans Advantage partner and get a demonstration of our military verification services.

From Our Member Community

founder

Military & Veterans Life

Cover Story: How & Why WeSalute Was Founded 25 Years Ago

WeSalute founders Scott and Lin Higgins have spent a lifetime in the military community, from Scott’s combat service in Vietnam and the service of Lin’s father in WWII, to serving families and veterans through the creation of memorials and parades as part of charitable and government initiatives. It was this lifetime of service that led them to establish WeSalute, originally founded as Veterans Advantage, and to continue giving back.

Join Our Community.
 

Yes, Get Me Started

Do you and your family vacation without travel insurance?

Sign up for WeSalute+ today and you’ll be eligible for TravelProtection™.

Get WeSalute+

Did you know that your immediate family members are eligible for WeSalute+ savings?

With WeSalute+, you can add family members to your primary plan at 50% OFF every year.

Get WeSalute+