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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by infamousjax, May 21, 2010.

  1. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is Radio Shack going to charge me a $36 activation fee if I'm opening a new line and paying $199 for the Evo?

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  2. KiLo11

    KiLo11 Well-Known Member

    there is always a activation fee for store bought phones
  3. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Do I have to pay them cash or does it just go onto my bill?
  4. KiLo11

    KiLo11 Well-Known Member

  5. seigex

    seigex Android Enthusiast

    If you're a premiere customer they wave the activation fee AFAIK
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  6. apristel

    apristel Newbie

    I hope that is the case!
  7. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

    I don't think RadioShack can wave the fee because they are 3rd Party, however, because it is assigned to your bill, you can call Sprint Customer Service, tell them you recently got the phone upgrade (And are a Premier Customer) and they will wave the fee for you.
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  8. bunnymud

    bunnymud Well-Known Member

    Good to know
  9. TheBiles

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    Question: I'm buying my EVO for full-retail from the Sprint store. Will they charge me the fee if I activate it in-store? Would I be charged if I took it home and activated it online?
  10. phantom phenom

    phantom phenom Well-Known Member

    Do i have to pay activation fee at best buy ?
  11. dandm4life

    dandm4life Android Enthusiast

    The store will probably charge you. I would take it home. I'm going to try and get best buy to let me do this, but i doubt they will.
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  12. SkunkApe

    SkunkApe Well-Known Member

    naw, BB is strict about this. if you buy the phone there, you MUST activate it in store.
  13. Doomstang

    Doomstang Android Enthusiast

    That was the impression I got when talking to BB people...guys at RS, on the other hand, seems to be more willing to work with what I want to do
  14. seigex

    seigex Android Enthusiast

    All RS will do AFAIK (and from what I was told by the employee that did my pre-order) is on 6/4 they will just call their sprint rep and activate you.. so if you can get your upgrade discount at 1 year (which I am since I got the pre last year) I'm sure they will honor the rest of the premiere since that is a sprint thing not a radio shack thing. Also the $36 ends up on your phone bill not paid straight out...
  15. clos1084

    clos1084 Well-Known Member

    • Sprint charges activation fees not BB or RS.
    • Sprint is the only one that can waive it (its always charged, but they apply a credit within 2 months to your acct)
    • Sometimes Sprint will have promos with their agents and have free activations, but its still applied as a credit in a a few billing cycles
    • Charge is $36 for new activations or $18 for upgrades; there are exceptions for their premiere customers
    • BB or RS wouldnt let customers walk out with the phone without activating. They get credit for your contract and it needs to be activated in order to do so. Otherwise if you want to activate it, it would cost you the retail price of $450+ because there is not contract associated with it
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  16. Scarlett920

    Scarlett920 Member

    Thanks for the info. I was told I wouldn't have to pay for activation but my second line would cost $18 to upgrade.

  17. seigex

    seigex Android Enthusiast

    Yeah only the main line is available for premier benefits
  18. shiibal

    shiibal Newbie

    I chatted with Sprint CS and asked them if they can waive the activation fee and they agreed. They told me to call in once you get the phone and show them the chat transcript of the CS rep confirming it and they will waive it for me
  19. TheBiles

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    So will the Sprint store just let me walk out and activate it at home with no problems?

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