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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by Ireallydontkno0000, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Ireallydontkno0000

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    It's All Good. I've found my answer. Thanks everyone :)

    Edit::: I've found that it's free if I call customer service or make a metropcs account, Thanks again everyone for the help

    Also if you don't have an account/your phone is broken and you have more than one line on your plan, you can just make an account with the other number on your plan that way you can get your verification text sent to that phone and once you log in, you click change device and you'll find your number among them and the rest is easyyy, I didn't know it was possible until I got nosy in metropcs website lol But my advice to everyone is to make an account now, it'll make things much easier.
     

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    YMMV, but in general, Metro offers better specials, discounts ,etc for new lines and customers, rather than for existing switches. But there is some leeway, I've noticed differences between the 3 Metro stores near me when it comes to discounts and deals.

    But as a whole, yeah without device protection and/or being under warranty, your gonna come out of pocket
     
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    Did that $100 include the cost of the phone?

    MetroPCS definitely doesn't charge a $100 activation fee, but you will have to pay for a new phone.
     
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    Main thing: 90 day rule(with present phone since purchase)
    So when upgrading phone:

    Before, you pay full suggested price
    After, you pay promo price

    Some phones are at such discounts, that it's cheaper to get one of those instead of a warranty exchange(factoring in insurance payments and deductible)

    Also - I used to be able to pay insurance whenever(for warranty purposes), others have stated no more.
    I once had canceled insurance, then restarted it while in a bind similar to yours.

    Good luck.
     
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    Also, corporate stores & authorized dealers may have different pricing & fee structures & free included accessories...
     
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    There is a fee if you buy the phone in a store (at least this has been my experience with a corporate store). If you buy and activate it online I don't believe you pay the fee.
     
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    It depends on the stores but they can charge

    $15-20 for SIM Card ($10 on Metro PCS web site)

    and another $10 - 20 for activation fee (free on website and Metro PCS Customer Service phone call)


    From my experience, the best way is buy phone & SIM card (if necessary) online then activate them using phone call.
     

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