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Retired AFM Member Takes Advantage of Union Plus Rebate

When Gary Williams began shopping for new cell phones as holiday gifts for himself and his wife Dena last year, he quickly realized it was time to switch carriers. Williams is a retired member of American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 674 and a Union Plus Credit Cardholder, which gives him access to AT&T® discounts and benefits. When he learned about the AT&T smartphone rebate available to him, choosing AT&T was a no-brainer. 


“The cost savings and the incentives that were provided through Union Plus made it an easy decision,” Williams, a member of AFM since 1967, says. “Our previous carrier gave us no incentives to stay with them and switching to AT&T allowed us to upgrade our phones.”

When Williams and other AFM members choose AT&T, they support more than 150,000 union members at the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier. In addition to rebates, Union Plus offers AFM members and retirees exclusive discounts on qualified AT&T wireless plans through the AT&T Signature Program.

Additionally, Union Plus Credit Cardholders may be eligible to receive a $100 rebate on an upgrade or purchase of a new smartphone, as well as up to a $150 rebate to help cover any cancellation fees or related costs when switching from another wireless provider.1 

Since retiring from being a music teacher, Williams derives fulfillment from serving as the secretary treasurer for his AFM local in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He was thrilled to learn he was eligible for the AT&T smartphone rebate and said the promotion came along at exactly the right time, especially in a holiday season that stresses the wallets of most.

“It’s quite beneficial; every dollar is important,” he emphasizes. “I’m retired, and we live on a fixed income. Union Plus has always provided great opportunities to save and be thrifty. And I’m glad that Union Plus has the affiliation with a union-based wireless company in AT&T.”

“The process of obtaining the rebate was very easy,” Williams recalls. “We have been very happy with the service provided through AT&T.”

Williams says that being an AFM member is what made his career complete. He has been a Union Plus Credit Cardholder since its inception, and he regularly tells other AFM members about services provided through Union Plus.

“As soon as I learned of the Union Plus Credit Card and Union Plus’s partnerships with the unions, I took advantage of it,” he said. “Using the Union Plus card has been important for me.”

The Union Plus Credit Card2 program offers several card choices; whether you want rewards, a low intro APR for purchases, or an introductory rate for balance transfers, there is an option for you.

“As a union, we have quarterly meetings, and I always update them on services provided by Union Plus,” Williams said. “We have always expressed the benefits of being a Union Plus Credit Cardholder.”

Find the Union Plus Credit Card that is right for you at theunioncard.com.

To learn more about AT&T’s partnership with Union Plus, visit unionplus.org/att.