I don't know about who they offered it too, but special plans for members of certain groups is nothing new. Several years ago, when I first got a cell phone, I was working for Unitel and was able to get a special plan from Rogers (they were part owner of Unitel at that time). Later on, when I started working at IBM, I was able to get a better deal, as IBM had made arrangements with both Rogers and Bell. Then, a few years later, with another employer, I was able to get an even better one. However, in each case, I got the deal as an employee of some company and could not have arranged that deal on my own. I believe the CAA also had some deal for memebers a while ago.They offer deals to some (some undisclosed organizations) but not others.
As I indicated above, those deals might be available only to members of certain organizations. At IBM, I filled in the info on a web site that was only available internally to IBM employees. On another occasion, I had to provide an employee number.I can't believe the dealer couldn't provide the necessary form.