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

  1. infamousjax

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
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    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

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

    infamousjax Well-Known Member
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    Do I have to pay them cash or does it just go onto my bill?
     
  4. KiLo11

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  5. seigex

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

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    I hope that is the case!
     
  7. GeneralPatton

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    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

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    Good to know
     
  9. TheBiles

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    • 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

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    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

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

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    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

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