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Kent State Verizon Discount Requires Employment Verification

Posted Apr. 14, 2014

Kent State University faculty and staff who have a personal Verizon wireless account should be aware that Verizon has implemented a new employment verification process for the Kent State discount.

Verizon currently offers active Kent State employees a 15 percent discount off eligible services on their personal accounts. The discount does not apply to retirees or former employees. In the past, Verizon used a kent.edu email address to confirm eligibility; but since retirees, alumni and students can also have a kent.edu email address, this will no longer be accepted as a form of verification.

The new employment verification method requires Verizon customers to submit a current Kent State pay stub. Verizon will contact Kent State employees who have the discount with instructions on when and how to submit the pay stub. No action is required from employees until they receive notification from Verizon. 

When asked to submit a pay stub, please remember to mark out any sensitive information, and to make sure that the name and address of the employer and employee, along with the pay date, are legible. 

Problems in submitting the pay stub should be directed to Verizon. Questions about the employee discount should be directed to the Kent State Procurement office at 330-672-2276.