Activation Fee - do you think you will be billed for it?

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  1. ozshadow macrumors regular

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    When we upgraded our Sprint phones to iPhones 3 years ago at the Apple Store, they never billed us for the activation fee.

    Do you think the direct Apple pre-orders will result in the activation fee being billed to you by your carrier?

    The order page listed Sprint's as being $36.
     
  2. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T just upped their fee to $40 this week. And we're billed until we call and ask to have it removed.
     
  3. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    Last go 'round for me in 2012 with the iP5 I was charged $72 in total for my two lines. I did online chat with AT&T and told them how I've been loyal and all that. All they did was remove one of the fees $36 off my next bill. I didn't push it any further, but it seemed most everyone else was getting all the upgrade fees removed.

    They're able to do it, but I was told that it was a "one time thing."
     
  4. vitacura macrumors regular

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    While I hope it is not the case, it may be harder to get the fees removed now as they are pushing NEXT and the share plans.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Calling and having if removed is not a sure thing. It's a fee. You want AT&T? Pay up or go somewhere else. You owe them that money. It's disclosed up front, so no, you are not entitled to have it removed.

    They "may" remove it. Sure, ask. Asking doesn't cost anything. Just don't be surprised if they politely refuse.
     
  6. bobright macrumors 601

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    I love the smug attitude as if you're entitled to such.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    And don't hesitate to keep asking (politely) until you get it :D
     
  8. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Switching from att to T-Mobile this year. Tired of wasting my time getting this fee removed that gets upped every year.
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'll ask to get it removed. I work with my clients and I would hope they would work with me too. If not, no biggie. Like said before, it was disclosed up front. I'm still happy. :)
     
  10. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Yeah they will bill it trust me. Is called an "upgrade" fee.
     
  11. sirenized macrumors regular

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    It's not going to be easy. I've already tried to get it removed. As of 1/1/14, they've made it practically impossible to remove the upgrade fee apparently. After persistence, they gave me a credit on my account to offset.
     
  12. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    If I buy an unlocked tmobile iPhone from the apple store and stick my AT&T SIM card from my current phone in it, will I be automatically billed for activation?
     
  13. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    Lose your own smug attitude. So many people here have done just that. And please tell me where I said I was entitled.Don't bother, you can't.

     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I will be billed offcourse.
    And I will dispute it and have it credited back like every year.

    Love it or hate it.
    Many will get it reversed including me.
     
  15. Ortiz7983 macrumors 6502

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    I thought if you get it on next program you won't be charged?
     
  16. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    Guess you missed this thread and its still 6 days before delivery. Wait until you see how long that thread will be as time moves on.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1778099

    Now again,lose your smug attitude.


     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Lot of folks talking about everything but sprint, which is what the OP was actually inquiring about...
     

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