I don't know how activation works, but...

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  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Will I have to pay for the first month there and then? Should I expect a $40 activation fee when I get to the store?
     
  2. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    You'll be billed for your first month AFTER 30 days or so.

    Activation fees may vary. I remember having to pay an activation fee for the first iPhone when I purchased it. I'm sure it's still done this way.
     
  3. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    All you pay in store is the price of the phone and state tax. Billing and activation fees appear on your bill.
     
  4. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you have to pay an activation fee?
     
  5. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I didn't?

    Maybe they waved it! I can't remember. (It's been years now!)

    I think it has to do with your credit score.
     
  6. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I paid an initial activation fee (I think it was roughly $30).

    This year my $18 fee was waived when i ordered my 4.
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It might have something to do with it among other factors. Mine is excellent 750+, I haven't been on contract for 3 years and I still have to pay it according to the text info. From what I've heard, it's complicated how they determine it.
     
  8. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Okay, but do I have to provide a credit card to AT&T then and there? Just wondering how much I'll have to have on my debit when I get there.
     
  9. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    What?! I dont have that much on my card! I jsut have enough to pay for the phone...Is it this way if i pay cash also?
     
  10. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    I don't think you can pay in cash. The last time I tried, my dad and I were going to split it between a credit card and cash, they wouldn't take it.
     
  11. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    I hope you have enough for the tax then... if you don't have an extra $18, you might be able to use another card.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    The cash option is only available to the iPad.
     
  13. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I have $225 which should cover tax.
     
  14. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, it's because if you pay in cash, there's no protection.
     

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