T-Mobile plans to hire veterans

Phone carrier will also offer discounts


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – T-Mobile plans to hire 10,000 military veterans and their spouses over the next five years. This plan doubles the company's 2016 pledge to hire 5,000 veterans.

The phone carrier also will lay the foundation to bring 5G service to military bases. T-Mobile is expected to invest $500 million in network upgrades near military bases

It is also launching T-Mobile One Military, a discount plan for active-duty military and their families. Military families will receive 20 percent off the first line and 50 percent off each additional line up to six lines total. A family of four would pay $100 a month.