Any way of getting Sprint's $36 activation fee waived?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iprime, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. iprime macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    I am switching from t-mobile to sprint. I really don't want to pay $36 each for 4 lines just for activation. Should I pre-order tonight or wait until tomorrow and see if they could waive the fee by calling them?
  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    Actually calling them is a good idea. I often get my $18 upgrade fee waived by AT&T just by calling and being kind to the CSR. Don't be an ass, be polite; that's the key.
  3. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I've always been able to get my fee waived with AT&T by saying the benefits manager of my company told me I would be able to get my fee waived as part of the FAN discount.
  4. iprime thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2011
    I will go ahead and pre-order and I have 3 days to return the phones without being charged the activation fee if they don't agree to cancel it. I am sure they don't want to lose 4 customers just because activation fee.
  5. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    I have found that getting an $18 upgrade fee waived is much easier than getting a $36 activation fee waived.
  6. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    $36 fee new activation is easy to remove. Call Sprint, tell them you want to speak to a supervisor and tell him to remove the fee or you're returning the phone(s). It rarely fails.
  7. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    I have had AT&T and Verizon retroactively waive my activation fee several times by asking customer service politely. I usually mention (truthfully) that it makes that first bill a bit more than I can comfortably pay.

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