with verizon being the number one service provider, that also comes with the ability to charge whatever they want...basically.
anyway, i found that student rate offers an 8-10% discount on recurring monthly charges from verizon.
discounts are available to new customers and/or if you are adding a line and upgrade.
to get your discount:
purchase your wireless device at verizon wireless, amazon wireless or wirefly.com using student rate's links.
[google student rate and their wireless promos are on the front page]