$18 Text messaging tax?????
Is this right....Sprint charge $18 and change for a "text messaging tax"?
Surely that can't be right....saw this in the estimated print out of my bill when I received my evo at Best Buy.
If so, I will not have that charge incurred on a monthly basis. I just recently jumped on with Sprint and if not dropped or lowered to $1 or even less...I will exploit the 30 Sprint guarantee refund.
- 06-14-2010, 02:25 PM #2
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- 06-14-2010, 02:26 PM #4
To have the EVO you'd have to have a plan that includes unlimited texting. There is no separate charge for text messaging.
You should always just call Sprint. They're happy to explain anything or take care of any problems with billing.Kyo 6035 > Kyo 7135 > Palm 800W > HTC EVO 4G > HTC EVOLTE + EVO View 4G
- 06-14-2010, 02:28 PM #5
There are however a total of $6.84 in Sprint Surcharges, which half of seem to be fed and state fees imposed on Sprint being passed on the customer.Twitter: @neekoadams
- 06-14-2010, 04:35 PM #8
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- 06-14-2010, 05:15 PM #10
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The $18 is a fee for swapping a phone in a store vs ordering online. It's basically an activation fee for an existing line.
Some people have allegedly got Sprint to remove it for being a Premier Customer, but I don't know personally. I'm going to send an email and see what they say, but I'm not too worried about it. Their literature does say free activation is only on phones purchased online.
They should probably inform people though instead of so many people getting a bill with an unlabeled $18 charge on it.
- 06-14-2010, 05:19 PM #11