If Best Buy activates my Verizon iPad for me, do I have to pay an activation fee?

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  1. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    If Best Buy activates my Verizon iPad for me, do I have to pay an activation fee?
     
  2. larock macrumors member

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    You shouldn't. But you never know what stuff BB eloyees might come up with.

    This morning one was telling the crowd that buying the wifi only iPad with a mobile hotspot was a better deal than the 4G model, saying it cost $230 more for the 4G. I asked him to check his math, it should only be $130. He ran in the store and came out and corrected himself, but then went on to say your only data option is the $50 plan.....again I corrected him. I can only figure it was an attempt to lock people into a contract for a hotspot. They were aso trying to get people to buy the seagate wireless extrernal hard drive, citing it was a better value the upgrading from the 16 to the 32 or 64.

    I was a little puzzled when I had to "active" my AT&T iPad in store, I didn't have to with my original iPad. Took over an hour. Didn't pay an activation fee. Once in the car I fired the iPad up and was able to transfer the balance of the originals data plan over (and keep the 2GB for $25 too). So I don't know what exactly all the activation in store was about, maybe another attempt to get a contract out of me. Others who were in line for the 4G model just picked up and walked out, maybe it was my punishment for questioning the BB guys knowledge.
     

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