The Iowa Educators’ Consortium (IEC) was recently made aware that any State of Iowa employee (teachers, administrators and school support staff) taking advantage of the discount on personal cell phone plans with US Cellular may need to renew or ‘re-apply’ for the discount (PED1008) every two years. In other words, the discount automatically falls off the customer’s account after two years from the original sign-up date. At that time, anyone wishing to continue receiving the discount will need to follow the same application procedure as they did originally, via the www.uscellular.com/partner website or calling US Cellular’s customer service line at (800) 819-9373. Below is an excerpt of the terms and conditions for the PED program, as provided by US Cellular:
“Terms and Conditions:
Consumer Single Line Plans of $49.95 and higher and Family Plans of $69.95 and higher are eligible. New 2-year agreement required for customers on new lines of service or not on Belief Plans. Discount will only be applied to the monthly charge for your chosen plan. Discount not available on Wireless Modem, Data or any other service plans. Discount not available on equipment or accessories. U.S. Cellular may require that you provide proof of your employment. If you are no longer an employee of the eligible organization or if the organization is no longer a business customer of U.S. Cellular, U.S. Cellular reserves the right to remove any discount that has been applied to your account without notice. Customer must re-apply or verify employment every two years. All terms and conditions of the U.S. Cellular Customer Service Agreement apply to your participation in this program. The discount will be applied to your account within 1-2 billing cycles.”
At this time, we would also like to remind you that this specific discount is brought to you by the State of Iowa’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The program is in no part obtained via the Iowa Educators Consortium. Our role with this is to simply make schools aware of the fact that the discount exists and that they are eligible to take advantage of it. The IEC has no control whatsoever over the terms and conditions of the discount and agreement.