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Activation Fee

Chris12211

Nov 30, 2008, 11:29 AM
Has anyone here had any luck waiving the activation fee? I don't want to pay a company to give them my business. Thanks!
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ariveradse

Dec 6, 2008, 12:20 PM
The fee also helps ATT recover some of the costs associated with acquiring a new customer, such as marketing costs, equipment subsidy costs, and the operational costs to process the activation. The fee allows ATT to offer lower priced phones.becasue the prices that are offered by the providers arent what the phones are actually worth the phones are actually worth much more.
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durkadurkha

Dec 6, 2008, 2:50 PM
dont be a deuche bag- if you dont want a activation fee buy a gophone you poor P.O.S- you kind of people are the reason the economy is so bad right now- you want everything for free and want everyone else to pay your way!

THIS IS AMERICA IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN GET OUT!
take your communist butt to China, Cuba or Venizuala... lets see how they can help your broke @$$ out. i cant say it enough

THIS IS AMERICA IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN GET OUT!
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Chris12211

Dec 6, 2008, 4:21 PM
Hey DORKADORK:

I was aloyal VZW customer for a long time. If ATT wants my business, they should not sodomize me to get my business. 200 for a phone and a 2 year commitment should be enough to get my business!
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ariveradse

Dec 9, 2008, 10:49 AM
the phone was subsidized quit crying over the $36 activation fee or the $18 upgrade fee its because of cry babies like you that customer service has a long hold time.
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jackrabbit6179

Dec 10, 2008, 11:19 AM
$200 for a $400 piece of equipment....

Believe me when I say this:

If you're going to gripe about $36 bucks, we don't want your business....

You're too much of a pain in the @$$ before starting service.

I think most of the people here who work for a cell phone company would agree with me on this one....
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Chris12211

Dec 10, 2008, 4:04 PM
Fine, if Apple doesn't want my business, then I will stay with Verizon and pay no "activation Fee". Case closed!
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durkadurkha

Dec 10, 2008, 5:22 PM
BYE 🤣
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chainmail311

Dec 11, 2008, 9:54 PM
Fine, don't buy an iPhone. Like we care if you stay on VZW.

Funny thing is, I can waive activation fees almost whenever I want, because of people I know. I only do it when someone deserves it, however. (Not you.)
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Chris12211

Dec 6, 2008, 4:22 PM
Another thing, if you spoke to me like that in person, I would kick your @ss all the way to China! Coward!
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durkadurkha

Dec 6, 2008, 6:27 PM
... ehh whutever dude- 🙄 if you ever talked about ripping off the rest of the 65million customers for your benefit i would DESTROY you!

so would you rather pay $236 for your phone with a waived activation fee?
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durkadurkha

Dec 6, 2008, 7:17 PM
😁

This is America if you dont like it you can GET OUT!
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Chris12211

Dec 7, 2008, 9:39 AM
Seriously though, why should I pay an extra fee to give another company my business? They are getting a two year contract from me. VZW is begging me to stay with them, so I should pay ATT for the privilege?
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durkadurkha

Dec 8, 2008, 1:43 AM
because you can have cellphone service with ANYONE you've decided that at&t is a viable solution to you leaving Verizon--- YOUR the one signing up with at&t its not like they are forcing you to leave Verizon your just looking for "better" service why should at&t bite the bullet when your the one making the choice?
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Chris12211

Dec 8, 2008, 9:36 AM
You are right, nobody is forcing me to leave Verizon. So if ATT won't waive the fee, I will stay with Verizon and they will get my next two years of business. So if ATT wants to play hardball over 36 dollars, they lose out in the long run.
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durkadurkha

Dec 8, 2008, 2:53 PM
it seems like your the only whining about $36 dollars... do people call you Mr. Crabs behind your back?
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Chris12211

Dec 8, 2008, 3:33 PM
It is the principle of the 36 dollars!
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durkadurkha

Dec 8, 2008, 6:19 PM
... so you would rather have $3 more a month or be like verizon and have a smartphones require a $30 data package
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Chris12211

Dec 8, 2008, 9:14 PM
I would have to have the data package with the IPhone as well, so it's a wash. As a matter of fact, a RIMM Storm would be cheaper with Verizon than with ATT IPhone.
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durkadurkha

Dec 9, 2008, 2:49 PM
... good then don't join at&t we don't want your cheap @$$ anyways! If you can't pay you can't play!

(by supporting Verizon your actually supporting Vodafone a mobile provider based out of the UK your not supporting American jobs and your helping cause the destruction of more American corporations. So if you don't love america then stay with Verizon)

THIS IS AMERICA IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, GET OUT!
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Joeboo62

Dec 10, 2008, 12:06 AM
Wow Dude I wonder if you realize that the other half is An american company that tries its hardest to keep jobs in america and has all of their service sectors , It ,customer service,sales, tech support based completely in the USA ,and Oh wait i dont think At&t does that do they? And At&t has a rather large non domestic share holder outside the Us as well. 🤣

Oh yeah I love how their biggest sales pitch is pushing not staing in the U.S....Isn't that more unamerican
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ariveradse

Dec 11, 2008, 9:37 AM
dude i work at an at&t call center they keep all there service jobs here in us.
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durkadurkha

Dec 12, 2008, 5:26 PM
... in what way is that unAmerican we saved the world from Germany TWICE we are the only country ACTIVELY fighting (and paying for) the War On TERROR we are the last safe place for economic growth without government destruction of its own companies (up until recently) I stand behind AT&T's stance of American Service held by American People!
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ariveradse

Dec 9, 2008, 10:52 AM
The fee also helps ATT recover some of the costs associated with acquiring a new customer, such as marketing costs, equipment subsidy costs, and the operational costs to process the activation. The fee allows ATT to offer lower priced phones.becasue the prices that are offered by the providers arent what the phones are actually worth the phones are actually worth much more. thats the principlce of the fee.
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durkadurkha

Dec 9, 2008, 2:50 PM
poor people don't understand that mentality, they just want everything for free. he probably has a $750 deposit.
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ariveradse

Dec 11, 2008, 10:08 AM
well its probably because of the mentality that the us carriers give people when they give them free phones it totally screws up thier preception on the actual value of phones. mobile phones arent cheap they are very sophistaced peices of equipment even the ones that carriers give away for free are sophisticated peices of equipment that allow people to talk to each other across the globe without wire that is a very expensive technology to keep running and if you have to pay an activation fee to keep the wires moving and the infrastucture improving so be it i want my service to work when i need it to. pay a nonminal fee to keep the chains moving isnt a big deal.
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chainmail311

Dec 11, 2008, 9:58 PM
Note to moron: Verizon does the same thing, exactly. 18 to upgrade, 35 to begin. They aren't that much better. They're a business.

If you can't afford 36, then you can't afford a 70 dollar a month iPhone plan.
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ruhhablessab

Dec 29, 2008, 1:57 PM
I did!! i just got my 3g saturday and theres 2 at&t stores and a best buy within a 1 mile radius. i told 1 store that best buy and the other att store told me a few days ago if i got a new iphone before newyears they would wipe cancelation fee out... and they hesitated until i threatened to walk out...( i woulda just went to the other store and paid the damn fee if i had to lol) and they wiped it out!!
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