Sprint Lowers Activation Fee to $30
Mar 11, 2016, 8:17 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint has dropped its activation fee from $36 to $30. The fee is charged no matter how customers choose to purchase their handset, be it via subsidy, lease, or installment plan. Sprint will charge a maximum of $60 when customers activate two or more devices on the same day. Sprint has also changed when the activation fee is applied to the account. Rather than bill customers later, Sprint will charge the $30 fee right away when people activate new phones at Sprint-owned and -licensed dealers. Sprint did not say why it made the changes. T-Mobile recently increased the cost of its SIM starter kit from $15 to $20. The SIM kit is widely referred to as an activation fee for T-Mobile customers.
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