To waive the spending limit charge, you could set up auto payment for your monthly cell phone bill. My credit history is not good enough either and I deposit $250 when I opened my account. Fortunately, the spending limit has not bothered me since I set up the auto payment.
"The Account Spending Limit (ASL) program allows us to offer service to customers with lower deposit requirements than our competitors would require for customers with similar credit results."
Actually, I was never even offered a deposit option. They did a credit check when i signed up, and the sales person said I had good credit and that there was no fees or problems. You must also have 18 months of on-time payments (not 12).
AND...this is the important part, deposits, by nature, must be returned to the customer. The fees they charge go directly to their bottom line, pure profit.
So you see. Not only do they now get to keep your money (rather than a deposit), but they can also force you into going with paperless billing AND giving up direct access to your bank account. It's brilliant, and devious, and a very sketchy business practice.
I should have expected nothing but corporate half-speak...............
And for the record, while I'm still stuck with this unethical fee, I was also offered a second line. As always, anything to justify more fees, more money, more more more....
diagoro- We will waive the spending limit charge if you sign up for recurring AutoPay and eBill. - JaSherai Sprint Social Care
If I do this, if I do that. How about waiving the fee because it wasn't disclosed openly when I signed up????? How about being honest? So you want to rectify a wrong by having me give you access to my bank account. Not going to happen!