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  1. #1
    new guy
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    Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the activation
    charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.

    btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.






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  2. #2
    Rod
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    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.

    Then you don't get charged.





  3. #3
    Lawrence Glasser
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    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    new guy wrote:
    >
    > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the activation
    > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    >
    > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.


    I've changed phones a number of times, and have never been charged
    an activation fee.

    I'd imagine, however, that a no-contract plan might cost you the fee.

    Larry



  4. #4
    new guy
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    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    ok... cool.. thanks.


    "Rod" <***[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.

    >
    > Then you don't get charged.
    >
    >






  5. #5
    new guy
    Guest

    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    it's apparantly changed recently so it seems if you have a personal account
    you'll be charged $36 the next go around. you can't even change phones
    online any more unless you're upgrading from an old non vision phone so that
    forces everyone to call in and get charged $36... but hopefully Rod is
    correct and I won't get charged since being on a business account.


    "Lawrence Glasser" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > new guy wrote:
    > >
    > > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the

    activation
    > > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    > >
    > > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.

    >
    > I've changed phones a number of times, and have never been charged
    > an activation fee.
    >
    > I'd imagine, however, that a no-contract plan might cost you the fee.
    >
    > Larry






  6. #6
    p lane
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    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    Is there a charge for esn change or not?

    "new guy" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the activation
    > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    >
    > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.
    >
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  7. #7
    new guy
    Guest

    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    i will have to check in the morning... i called the regular account
    department and was told all their systems were down and they could not do
    activations. i called the business department and they were closed.


    "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Is there a charge for esn change or not?
    >
    > "new guy" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the

    activation
    > > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    > >
    > > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]






  8. #8
    Phill.
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    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "new guy" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the activation
    > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    >
    > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.


    Then you would call the 800 number that
    handles Business Accounts:
    888-788-4727, and there would never be a charge for an activation
    (under current rules).



  9. #9
    Phill.
    Guest

    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "new guy" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > ok... cool.. thanks.


    If you ever are charged for an esn swap on a Business line,
    a phone call to your companies' SprintPCS Sales Rep
    and they should be able to reverse it off.



  10. #10
    Michael L. Arends
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    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    new guy Thought for a moment, Smiled, and then wrote:


    > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the activation
    > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    >
    > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.
    >
    >
    >

    Then you shouldn't be getting charged anyway.

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  11. #11
    Phill.
    Guest

    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael L. Arends" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > new guy Thought for a moment, Smiled, and then wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the activation
    > > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    > >
    > > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    > Then you shouldn't be getting charged anyway.


    Thats a totally worthless answer if he is.



  12. #12
    new guy
    Guest

    Re: easy way to avoid activation fee?

    seems that's still the deal... i activated a treo 300 today replacing one of
    my current phones and no activation charge.


    "Phill." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "new guy" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Is there something common people are saying or doing to avoid the

    activation
    > > charge when just replacing their current handset ? $36 to charge an
    > > existing customer just because they bought a new phone is ridiculous.
    > >
    > > btw, if it matters, my account is classified as a business account.

    >
    > Then you would call the 800 number that
    > handles Business Accounts:
    > 888-788-4727, and there would never be a charge for an activation
    > (under current rules).






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