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Some cell phone dealers make customers wait for 180 days after activation before the customer can apply for the rebate. The providers say it is because they lose their commissions if the account is closed in the first 180 days. Often customers forget to apply six months later or throw out some of the necessary paperwork by then. If your rebate has a 180-day requirement, make sure you set up a reminder or mark your calendar for that date six months ahead.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|