Sure, you can buy minutes for your prepaid mobile phone at Radio Shack. But that doesn’t mean that you should. Reader Adam’s source for this information: a Shack employee, who told Adam that he should get his minutes elsewhere, claiming that employees get in trouble for selling them. Wha?
This isn’t a tip so much as a question. I recently bought a cheap phone and decided to pay per minute for it (I almost never talk on the phone and am not interested in smartphone options).
I bought the phone at radio shack. I returned to the store to buy more minutes. The guy at the store sold me a card, but encouraged me to get them somewhere else. He said the store employees get in trouble for selling minutes.
It’s a minor inconvenience for me, but it struck me as odd that their corporate higher-ups would discourage them from selling something.
I wanted to see if you guys had any insight or thoughts.
Radio Shack employees are probably discouraged from selling mobile phone top-up cards because they can’t upsell extended warranties, accessories, or batteries for them.