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Verizon says adios to its $35 activation fee for its Android tablets

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Verizon says adios to its $35 activation fee for its Android tablets
Call it a change of heart because of the iPad, but Verizon is doing away with charging its customary $35 activation fee for its line of Android tablets.

Granted that we all wonder what actually goes into this fee, it doesn’t take much effort or time for Verizon employees to actually get a device activated and ready for usage. And seeing that Verizon doesn’t charge for the fee with the iPad 2, it might really stick it to those who recently purchased an Android powered tablet from their selection. Thankfully, Verizon is keeping the playing field equal now that they’ve completely dismissed the $35 activation fee for Android tablets.

Even more surprising is the friendly gesture that Verizon is executing in order to show its appreciation. In fact, they’re taking back that $35 activation fee for those customers who purchased an Android tablet as far as March 1st. Sure it’s nice to see it go away, but it’s still uncertain whether or not this is going to be a permanent thing.

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posted on 16 Mar 2011, 14:57

1. SpellCheck101 (unregistered)

NOT permanent!
It's a month-long promotion...as of this post anyway.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 15:14 1

2. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

They can't get anyone to sign up for their rip off plans. Maybe if they would just ask a reasonable amount, they wouldn't have to try these desperate looking stunts.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 15:16

3. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

Nobody wants to buy their terrible Android tablets. Why buy junk when theres better ones out there?

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 20:59

4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

No one should want to buy tablets at this point in time... they have not hit their potential, and production process is brand new - meaning higher costs, and higher price.

Im going to wait for the table to truly separate from being an oversized smartphone, and for a price drop.

As far as Android tablets in their current state? Just as good, if not better than other tablets.

Let's also wait for HP, BlackBerry, and Windows to enter the playing field.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 23:41 2

5. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

I just bought a galaxy tab for 99.99, I was video chatting with a buddy who has an iPhone 4 , surfing the web, read a few e books/magazines, turned on an HD DivX version of Tron Legacy, streamed music wirelessly from my PC music collection via AudioGalaxy, then played a supersized version of angry birds, and took a nap. Not sure what part of the development were missing, aside from doing this all why I was sleeping?

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 23:45

6. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Bought mine for 99.99 w/ a 15$ for 1GB a month and Unlimited WiFi pretty much anywhere? Yeah your right, for a poor sap like you I can see how thats expensive.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 23:53

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Don't tell me this is because of the ipad 2 also going(already there*) to verizon and doesn't need a 35$ activation fee since its not android, which makes verizon biased, is it? xD verizon cracks me up

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