Activation Fee


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  1. crashcarruthers

    crashcarruthers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you purchase a Captivate for $350, and have service with data on AT&T can you just move your SIM card and not pay an activation fee? I am out of contract also.
     

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  2. subie41ife

    subie41ife Well-Known Member

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    I would thnk that there wont be an activation fee, just because...I'm returning my iPhone 4(micro sim) and after I return it to apple on friday, i'm then going to have my old iPhone(normal size sim card) reactivated and they told me they will just give me a new sim card and then the phone with work fine again with no fee.

    I feel like the activation fee is more for when you upgrade and sign a new two year contract before your contract ends. When I got my iPhone 4 I didnt have any activation fee because I was out of contract. Friends that I know that were able to upgrade, but still in contract had an $18 upgrade fee...

    Dont hold me to this because I don't know for sure, but I think this is how it would work.
     
  3. shocker

    shocker Well-Known Member

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    There is no activation or upgrade fee if you are buying the phone at full retail with existing service. If it was a new line of service then it would be $36.
     
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  4. ewingr

    ewingr Well-Known Member

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    I would presume activation fee would only be for new lines. If I have an existing phone, whether on or off contract, and change phones in whatever manner, I already have an active line. There should be no activation fee in that case.

    Is that not true?
     
  5. tsanuri

    tsanuri Well-Known Member

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    Where it should be true AT&T charges what they call an upgrade fee. But for the most part it is a lazy mans fee. If you ask to get it waived they will do it most of the time.
     
  6. shocker

    shocker Well-Known Member

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    Correct, no activation fee for existing customers.
     

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