Golden line: See what cell providers offer senior discounts

As inflation ticks up, there are one group of people who may have a coupon printed right on their drivers license: seniors.

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

"No one forces businesses to offer senior discounts," Kahler, the president and owner of Kahler Financial of Rapid City, wrote. "Companies do so because it’s ultimately good for them if you do business with them instead of their competitors."

As cell phones become increasingly integral for communication, the more experienced at life can take advantage of plans marketed towards those over 55.

Here are the senior discounts and plans offered by mobile carriers.


AT&T offers the Unlimited 55+ for people 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, phone calls and text messages.

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

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


T-Mobile offers three 55+ lines for seniors:

  • Essentials 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.

Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile offers a cell phone plan for seniors 55 and older called Mint 55+. The plan costs $15.99 per month and includes assistance with cancelling a contract with a previous carrier.

Consumer Cellular

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

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Here are five senior discounts for cell phone plans