activation fee each time you activate...
Just in case some didn't know, each time you activate your 3g service you have to pay an activation fee of 35.00. Seems a bit harsh to me. With my first ipad, which I used for a solid 8 months I would activate the 3g when I needed it, which was about 3-4 times if I remember right. Nice thing was being able to activate it from the device and be connected instantly. No reoccurring activation fee. I wish Verizon would do this . ..
- 02-20-2011, 04:51 PM #2
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- 02-20-2011, 06:09 PM #6
- 02-20-2011, 06:20 PM #7
I've confirmed this with my Verizon rep, and customer service chat (attached).XV6600 (HTC Harrier) --> XV6700 (HTC Apache) --> XV6800 (HTC Titan) --> HTC Touch Pro2 --> Motorola Droid 2 --> Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- 02-20-2011, 06:21 PM #8
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I called vzw and the rep told me if I called back after picking up my Xoom they would credit my account for any activation fees and the first months data. She also notated my account for this and told me if I had any problems when I called back on Thursday to ask for a supervisor.
- 02-20-2011, 06:29 PM #9
- 02-20-2011, 06:44 PM #10
I wonder how the op is getting all these people to talk to him about the Xoom.. every best buy or verizon store I've gone into so far asking questions the people look at me like I'm speaking Greek. The best buy people were all "what's a Xoom? Is that a phone?" and the Verizon people were like "we don't have those yet but we do have the iphone 4 right over there!!!" It was kinda sad actually... If the Xoom were an apple product, Verizon woulda had signs out on the road and ****.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you but you only need to buy 1 month of data, not 2.
I spoke with only managers with Verizon. Best Buy they were store reps. This time around there was no uncertainties. They all confirmed it and acknowledged that it sucked. Its obviously a Verizon thing. As I said before I hope they change this. At my rate, I can see myself activating every other month and paying that fee each time seems unfair.
- 02-20-2011, 06:49 PM #13
- 02-20-2011, 07:08 PM #16
Verizon defines the purpose of the activation fee as to cover the costs associated with establishing a new line of service. Resuming data after a period of no use would not be establishing a new line of service, plain and simple.XV6600 (HTC Harrier) --> XV6700 (HTC Apache) --> XV6800 (HTC Titan) --> HTC Touch Pro2 --> Motorola Droid 2 --> Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- 02-20-2011, 07:34 PM #18
If they insist that this is the case for the XOOM, ask them why they don't do the same for the Galaxy Tab or iPad/Mi-Fi.
Best Buy and Verizon store employees are irrelevant anyway, since you're going to be calling the customer service number to activate and deactivate data.XV6600 (HTC Harrier) --> XV6700 (HTC Apache) --> XV6800 (HTC Titan) --> HTC Touch Pro2 --> Motorola Droid 2 --> Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Called in today once more and asked. Told the same thing. I then asked why it was different for the galaxy tab and was informed "as of right now, the xoom is verizons flagship tablet. With that being said, Verizon is choosing to handle things a bit differently when compared to our other similar devices."
Not sure I liked that response. I was basically told that this the the price to pay for having the latest..
- 02-21-2011, 08:23 PM #21
- 02-21-2011, 11:56 PM #23