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I took a new ATT Cellphone with service from Amazon and ported my T-Mobile number.
I found that there is no Activation fee if the old number is ported.

Here is the deal:
If you do not have a cell phone number, get a prepaid sim card(less than 10$), activate it and then
when you sign up for new service ask for porting.

Activation fee for new line is 39$(ATT) and 35$ (T-Mobile) and similar cost for Sprint and Verizon.

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99% of cell activation fees can be waived by a 5 minute call to customer service. Just a FYI.

but, If getting service thru Amazon or Wirefly, it is difficult to get the activation fee waived

I had no idea anyone still paid an activation fee, man that's straight out of the time of Motorola 8000's and big hair... If they want me as a customer they can put my phones information in their database AND THANK ME FOR CHOOSING THEM..

please, provide step by step how to avoid those fee when ordering from Amazon.com?
I ordered 3 lines with family plan and it will save me over $60.
yes, I have pre paid sims for gophone.

thanks.

y don't you share your wisdom..as to how??

xarien said: 99% of cell activation fees can be waived by a 5 minute call to customer service. Just a FYI.

mikek753 said: please, provide step by step how to avoid those fee when ordering from Amazon.com?
I ordered 3 lines with family plan and it will save me over $60.
yes, I have pre paid sims for gophone.

thanks.


The poster put it all there for you ...

onlyjayaram said: I found that there is no Activation fee if the old number is ported.

Here is the deal:
If you do not have a cell phone number, get a prepaid sim card(less than 10$), activate it and then
when you sign up for new service ask for porting.


You cannot port a number away from a carrier if your account is past due ... you are assumed to be a customer in good standing and your business is valued if your current carrier will release your number to a new carrier ... using a prepaid sim is a quick and dirty way to get past the new carriers test to see if they'll grant you the waived fee...



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