Hello, jetpackuser. Help is here as I definitely want to provide a definitive answer to your questions for activation fees. When activating service, regardless of where you purchase the device from, there is still a charge for us, Verizon Wireless, activating a new line of service. When bringing your own device or purchasing from a 3rd party vendor such as eBay or Amazon, you will still pay an activation fee of $30.00. I do hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
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