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Amazon is offering activation-fee credits to customers buying Verizon handsets until May 5

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Amazon is offering activation-fee credits to customers buying Verizon handsets until May 5
Granted that it might not stand out as heavily compared to the massive discounts associated with some of Amazon’s phone selection, activation fees are one of those hidden costs that consumers tend to forget about as they are overcome with excitement when buying a handset.

Fortunately though, the online retailer is offering activation-fee credits to those customers picking up handsets out of Verizon’s stable with new service. Essentially waiving the customary $35 activation fee, it’ll come in the form of a credit to your bill, which “may take up to several billing cycles.” Regardless of the wait, it’s a solid $35 in savings to your wallet – and can help just a little bit in the near term.

Aside from their competitively priced Verizon handsets, it’s just nice knowing there are still some additional savings that are outside the norm. From the looks of it, this limited time offering is going on until the end of May 5th.

source: Amazon via Unwired View

Amazon is offering activation-fee credits to customers buying Verizon handsets until May 5

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posted on 03 May 2011, 12:23

1. seluased7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I guess this is to lure customers in so they forget about their massive bills? I've had enough of Verizon charging whatever they want. For 79.99 i have unlimited everything with T-mobile, and i have yet to drop a call or not have service. and the internet is way faster than everyone elses.

posted on 03 May 2011, 12:45

2. msa1988 (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Out of curiosity, how much is your bill after tax and all that good stuff? I have unlimited web and text, and have 450 minutes for around $87 a month. With tax and what not, doesn't your bill come out to around that as well?

posted on 03 May 2011, 13:30

4. seluased7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I have Unlimited talk, text, and web, and my bill is about 88.

posted on 03 May 2011, 13:38

5. msa1988 (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Gotcha. Well, I don't go over my minutes because everyone I talk to has Verizon, so I don't need unlimited talk. Verizon has better service, and a better coice of phones, so I will stick with them. ;)

posted on 03 May 2011, 12:47

3. msa1988 (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


That's with Verizon.

posted on 03 May 2011, 14:36

6. tedkord (Posts: 3920; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've got a Verizon Family Share Plan with 3 smartphones

1400 minutes shared
Unlimited calling to other Verizon customers
Unlimited calling to 10 Friends and Family I choose
Unlimited texting and MMS/video messaging
Unlmited 3G/4G Data to all phones

$159.98 - right about Sprint's price. Sprint does offer a bit more (free navigation, free Sprint TV, etc...), but Verizon has much better coverage here.

With my corporate discount, I get this package for $139.08 per month, before taxes and insurance or any other addons. Expensive, but no more so than the other carriers.

posted on 05 May 2011, 18:24

9. V agent (unregistered)


110.00+9.99+9.99+29.99+29.99+29.99=219.95

say you have 20% corp discount, drop it $22 which is about what tax whould be so you are right back at 200 plus mark.

lost a sale today because of how much having multiple smartphones on a family talk is

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