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Last Edited by pakman134 January 30, 2011 at 03:06 PM
As most of you are aware, Facebook has recently launched a new messaging service. This service assigns you a @facebook.com email address which can be used for a 13% Verizon Wireless discount.

This is also eligible for a 12% AT&T Discount. or AT&T Deal. Credit linkin06.

Step by Step Instructions:
  1. Sign up for Facebook's messaging service [facebook.com]. Note that they are slowly rolling this service out so if you do not have a @facebook email you can opt in for the service, in which after some time your request will be processed (some are receiving immediately while others have to wait a week or more). Eventually this service is supposed to roll out to all Facebook users. This is where YMMV, but once you have a @facebook email everything else should work out.
  2. Go into your privacy settings, then click View Settings for Connecting on Facebook. From there set "Send you messages" to everyone. You can change it back afterwards.
  3. Once you obtain your @facebook email address, enter it here [verizonwireless.com].
  4. Check your message inbox on facebook (Make sure to check the Other section and Junk Section which is at the bottom of the page when looking at Other).

I understand many of you get better discounts through your employer, but for this is for those of you who may not be eligible through other means. Also this is only confirmed to work for wireless service, not sure if it works for anything else.

FAQ


"How do I set up a free @facebook.com email address? (Note that this step appears to be after you request an invite and receive one from Facebook)
http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=19031
To set up a free @facebook.com address, go to your Messages view and click the "Claim your Facebook email" link.
Your email address will match your public username, for example:
Profile: facebook.com/username
Email: username@facebook.com
If you don't have a username yet, you can choose one when you create your email address.
Once you set up your email address, people can email you using any traditional email system (e.g., Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail), and the emails will be delivered to your Facebook Messages. When you send messages to external email addresses, the emails will be formatted to look like Facebook messages, including your name, your profile picture and your message."
Does this stack with my current employee discount?
Nope, if you have a better current employee discount, this is not for you.
Will we get in trouble for doing this?
I am not sure if VZW and AT&T's intention was to give this discount to all Facebook members. There is a chance that they will catch on, but the worst that I foresee is them removing the discount. All we did was check for a Facebook discount and our email happened to be eligible and we are all members of Facebook. No one created a fake facebook email to take advantage of this discount.
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Last Edited by mas90guru February 19, 2011 at 03:37 AM
A few users are reporting it may be dead for VZW.

There is a list here, people may wanna check
http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/showthread.php?242548-AT-amp-T-Cell-Phone-discounts

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per the AT&T thread's wiki:

For those who don't read the fine print...

FAN discount will automatically add a 2-year contract to your line on-top of your wireless account. Early termination fees apply.

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On 2/17/2011 I received a letter from Verizon asking that I fax them either:

a. Employee ID
b. Recent pay stub

They stated in the letter that the documentation had to be clear and that upon verification they would add the discount within a few weeks. Worth noting that the discount of 13% displayed immediately on my Verizon account when I initially applied for the discount (and it still remains there). I assume at some point these discounts may be taken away if verification is not returned.






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Quote from pakman134 View Post :
As most of you are aware, Facebook has recently launched a new messaging service [facebook.com]. This service assigns you a @facebook.com email address which can be used on your respective carrier's website to make you eligible for a 12% AT&T discount and/or 13% Verizon discount.

1. Sign up for Facebook's messaging service [facebook.com]. Note that they are slowly rolling this service out so if you do not yet have a email you can request one. Requests may be processed immediately or may take a long time. YMMV

2. Once you obtain your @facebook email address, enter it at your respective service provider's website in which you want the discount for.
Enter Email Here for AT&T [att.com]
Enter Email Here for Verizon [verizonwireless.com]

3. Check your message inbox on facebook (Check the other section and junk mail folder) and apply it to your account.

19% through my work.
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if this works, its a heck of a deal
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19% through my work.
Yep, many people will receive larger discounts depending on their employer, but this is for those who do not qualify through other means.
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for those with sprint, there's already a thread with a long list of companies to work for to get the discount Wink
too lazy to give you the link though
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25% here on At&T, but for those who get no discount, no brainer here. Good find Thumbup
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Is this discount off the first phone only or the entire account? I already have a employer FAN discount but unfortunately only takes the % off the first phone on the ATT Family plan.
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Assuming this is for wireless service only?
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nice deal for those ppl

i still enjoy my 50% Smilie

good find
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Assuming this is for wireless service only?
Not sure, but its only confirmed to work for wireless service. If someone else wants to give it a try for other service that would be great.

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Is this discount off the first phone only or the entire account? I already have a employer FAN discount but unfortunately only takes the % off the first phone on the ATT Family plan.
First phone only on family plans
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25% here on At&T, but for those who get no discount, no brainer here. Good find Thumbup
50% here on Verizon. Big Grin
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50% here on Verizon. Big Grin
how do you get 50%? I only get 19%
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25% here on At&T, but for those who get no discount, no brainer here. Good find Thumbup
Ditto Smilie
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how do you get 50%? I only get 19%
Have a line with a Verizon employee.
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