Activation cost for new S4 watch

Teride

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Hi---I currently have a S3 LTE AW & just wondering when I get my new watch can I just switch the watches on my account to add the new & delete the old or will I receive another activation cost?
 

jjk454ss

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I was just here looking to see if you have an activation fee for a new watch, did you pay an activation fee when you activated your old watch? Is the activation free and you just pay the 9.99 a month?
 
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Nacket

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I got my S3 LTE AW on launch day last year. There was a promotion that waived the activation fee and first three months of the line service fee. I went to activate my S4 LTE yesterday through Verizon, but it very clearly stated to me that I would be charged a $30 upgrade fee. You can call your carrier to see if you can convince them to drop the fee, but YMMV.
 

profets

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In Canada I’m on Bell, and when switching from cellular Series 3 to Series 4 I got this nice little surprise. Essentially a $10 fee to swap SIM from one watch to the next. Overall can’t complain given that Bell is $5/month for cell service and else where I see it at $10/month and up.

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Teride

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I called ATT and they said they would waive the activation fee....we’ll see if that happens on Monday!
 

big samm

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In Canada I’m on Bell, and when switching from cellular Series 3 to Series 4 I got this nice little surprise. Essentially a $10 fee to swap SIM from one watch to the next. Overall can’t complain given that Bell is $5/month for cell service and else where I see it at $10/month and up.

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Same here im with Bell and also got charged 10$ to move service from my S3 to S4. Won’t complain either Im surprised how well it went to switch service, i thought it was gonna be a nightmare lol
 

profets

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Same here im with Bell and also got charged 10$ to move service from my S3 to S4. Won’t complain either Im surprised how well it went to switch service, i thought it was gonna be a nightmare lol
Agreed. Just gave me a bit of a nightmare thinking about the future when everything uses eSIM and we’re getting charged $10 every time we want to swap device (when currently we would just take the SIM card out of one device and put it in another).
 

big samm

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Agreed. Just gave me a bit of a nightmare thinking about the future when everything uses eSIM and we’re getting charged $10 every time we want to swap device (when currently we would just take the SIM card out of one device and put it in another).
That is a good point, were going backwards , like the old CDMA times
 
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