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  1. #1
    Sm007
    Guest
    Hello All,

    Is there a way to Activate a Sprint PCS from the sprintpcs.com
    website. I know of activate.sprintpcs.com but that only works for
    existing Sprint user (like for adding a new phone to the same number).
    What about a 'new user' to sprint?

    I did call up the activation toll free number (1-888-715-4588) & they
    suggest that we should go to the nearest corporate sprint store as
    they can't activate through phone, now the sprint store nearest to my
    location is about 100 miles.

    If only online activation works then i save some time on that

    In the sprintpcs manual it suggests going on to activate.sprintpcs.com
    but that is ONLY for existing customers.
    As i recall corretly, sometime back activate.sprintpcs.com had the
    option of giving in ESN number directly & the other phone information
    to activate for a 'new user'

    now it has changed

    any other ways to activate a new sprint phone & a new user without
    going to a sprint store? or calling some other numbers?

    any suggestions

    thanks

    p.s: If nothing, then I guess will have to go to spring store



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  2. #2
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    Sm007 wrote:
    >
    > Hello All,
    >
    > Is there a way to Activate a Sprint PCS from the sprintpcs.com
    > website. I know of activate.sprintpcs.com but that only works for
    > existing Sprint user (like for adding a new phone to the same number).
    > What about a 'new user' to sprint?
    >
    > I did call up the activation toll free number (1-888-715-4588) & they
    > suggest that we should go to the nearest corporate sprint store as
    > they can't activate through phone, now the sprint store nearest to my
    > location is about 100 miles.
    >
    > If only online activation works then i save some time on that
    >
    > In the sprintpcs manual it suggests going on to activate.sprintpcs.com
    > but that is ONLY for existing customers.
    > As i recall corretly, sometime back activate.sprintpcs.com had the
    > option of giving in ESN number directly & the other phone information
    > to activate for a 'new user'
    >
    > now it has changed
    >
    > any other ways to activate a new sprint phone & a new user without
    > going to a sprint store? or calling some other numbers?
    >
    > any suggestions


    Talk to Ski/Geroge.

    Apparently, the two of you are on the same medications.

    Larry



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation


    "Sm007" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello All,
    >
    > Is there a way to Activate a Sprint PCS from the sprintpcs.com
    > website. I know of activate.sprintpcs.com but that only works for
    > existing Sprint user (like for adding a new phone to the same number).
    > What about a 'new user' to sprint?
    >
    > I did call up the activation toll free number (1-888-715-4588) & they
    > suggest that we should go to the nearest corporate sprint store as
    > they can't activate through phone, now the sprint store nearest to my
    > location is about 100 miles.
    >
    > If only online activation works then i save some time on that
    >
    > In the sprintpcs manual it suggests going on to activate.sprintpcs.com
    > but that is ONLY for existing customers.
    > As i recall corretly, sometime back activate.sprintpcs.com had the
    > option of giving in ESN number directly & the other phone information
    > to activate for a 'new user'
    >
    > now it has changed
    >
    > any other ways to activate a new sprint phone & a new user without
    > going to a sprint store? or calling some other numbers?
    >
    > any suggestions



    Call them at the above telephone number (on a landline) or to their regular
    CS number 888-211-4727 tomorrow morning.

    Bob
    > thanks
    >
    > p.s: If nothing, then I guess will have to go to spring store






  4. #4
    Sm007
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    Thanks, tried the number, CS suggested to go to a sprint store,

    did that - now the phone is activated. At the store they said that
    they needed to verfiy whether I was the same guy (which is weird!) -
    they needed the photo ID - guess that's why online/or phone
    activations were not working

    is this a normal procedure? I guess it should otherwise how can sprint
    verify a new customer on Phone or online?

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Sm007" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hello All,
    > >
    > > Is there a way to Activate a Sprint PCS from the sprintpcs.com
    > > website. I know of activate.sprintpcs.com but that only works for
    > > existing Sprint user (like for adding a new phone to the same number).
    > > What about a 'new user' to sprint?
    > >
    > > I did call up the activation toll free number (1-888-715-4588) & they
    > > suggest that we should go to the nearest corporate sprint store as
    > > they can't activate through phone, now the sprint store nearest to my
    > > location is about 100 miles.
    > >
    > > If only online activation works then i save some time on that
    > >
    > > In the sprintpcs manual it suggests going on to activate.sprintpcs.com
    > > but that is ONLY for existing customers.
    > > As i recall corretly, sometime back activate.sprintpcs.com had the
    > > option of giving in ESN number directly & the other phone information
    > > to activate for a 'new user'
    > >
    > > now it has changed
    > >
    > > any other ways to activate a new sprint phone & a new user without
    > > going to a sprint store? or calling some other numbers?
    > >
    > > any suggestions

    >
    >
    > Call them at the above telephone number (on a landline) or to their regular
    > CS number 888-211-4727 tomorrow morning.
    >
    > Bob
    > > thanks
    > >
    > > p.s: If nothing, then I guess will have to go to spring store




  5. #5
    Sm007
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    Lawrence Glasser <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Sm007 wrote:
    > >
    > > Hello All,
    > >
    > > Is there a way to Activate a Sprint PCS from the sprintpcs.com
    > > website. I know of activate.sprintpcs.com but that only works for
    > > existing Sprint user (like for adding a new phone to the same number).
    > > What about a 'new user' to sprint?
    > >
    > > I did call up the activation toll free number (1-888-715-4588) & they
    > > suggest that we should go to the nearest corporate sprint store as
    > > they can't activate through phone, now the sprint store nearest to my
    > > location is about 100 miles.
    > >
    > > If only online activation works then i save some time on that
    > >
    > > In the sprintpcs manual it suggests going on to activate.sprintpcs.com
    > > but that is ONLY for existing customers.
    > > As i recall corretly, sometime back activate.sprintpcs.com had the
    > > option of giving in ESN number directly & the other phone information
    > > to activate for a 'new user'
    > >
    > > now it has changed
    > >
    > > any other ways to activate a new sprint phone & a new user without
    > > going to a sprint store? or calling some other numbers?
    > >
    > > any suggestions

    >
    > Talk to Ski/Geroge.
    >
    > Apparently, the two of you are on the same medications.
    >
    > Larry


    Well Larry, checked the your george/ski post - Calling them does not
    work all the time, they need to verify the new user by checking the
    photo ID, it happened with me yesterday - I finally had to go to the
    sprint store. anyhow the phone is active now

    thanks

    Sm007



  6. #6
    Chris Russell
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    This is a result of our wonderful Patroit Act, all new accounts must
    be verified with picture ID. Current customers are not affected since
    they are not covered by the Patroit Act- the assumption is that we
    have already been identified.

    Chris
    Pleae respond on Usenet
    Happy Holidays!


    [email protected] (Sm007) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    > Well Larry, checked the your george/ski post - Calling them does not
    > work all the time, they need to verify the new user by checking the
    > photo ID, it happened with me yesterday - I finally had to go to the
    > sprint store. anyhow the phone is active now
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Sm007




  7. #7
    Lawrence Glasser
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    Chris Russell wrote:
    >
    > This is a result of our wonderful Patroit Act, all new accounts must
    > be verified with picture ID. Current customers are not affected since
    > they are not covered by the Patroit Act- the assumption is that we
    > have already been identified.


    Interesting, although I'm not quite clear as to how limiting cell
    phone activation will help to improve our national security!

    Larry



  8. #8
    Mark Pitcock
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    Explain to me again what the Patriot Act has to do with activating a
    cellphone?
    Anyone want to give Section and/or paragraph that would even suggest this is
    the case.........get real !


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Chris Russell wrote:
    > >
    > > This is a result of our wonderful Patroit Act, all new accounts must
    > > be verified with picture ID. Current customers are not affected since
    > > they are not covered by the Patroit Act- the assumption is that we
    > > have already been identified.

    >
    > Interesting, although I'm not quite clear as to how limiting cell
    > phone activation will help to improve our national security!
    >
    > Larry






  9. #9
    Scott Stephenson
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation


    "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > This is a result of our wonderful Patroit Act, all new accounts must
    > be verified with picture ID. Current customers are not affected since
    > they are not covered by the Patroit Act- the assumption is that we
    > have already been identified.



    I just looked, and see no reference to this in the Patriot Act. It is
    probably more of an effort by Sprint to cut down on identity theft and
    subscriber fraud.





  10. #10
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: New User Online Activation

    In article <[email protected]>, tdc444
    @hotmail.com says...
    > Bob,
    > I am with aspecial group of Sprint. You can activate phones through
    > us. f you or anyone you know would like to do so, drop me a line.
    >=20
    > Todd
    >=20


    Hmm; I'm curious, too. What group is this?

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



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