How to Activate your Complimentary ChargePoint Card (P.S. it has a limited life span)

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  1. HPrimeAdvanced

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    In what way, Bob?

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    Stop the email SPAM. I am not going to sign up for Sirius because I use podcasts and iTunes. Music, news, and opinion on my schedule and choice, not Clear Channel or whoever pulls their programming strings.

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    What email spam?

    What I did was confirm my email address to them and then edit my communication preferencs with them to never send me another thing. And they haven't sent me another thing.
     
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    I've been lucky there; no stupid emails (at least that I remember; the advantages of old age, har, har!).
    But the barrage of letters begging me to pay their outrageous fees for content I don't care about, and that has buffering problems, has probably caused the death of several trees!!

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    I never confirmed my email address, plus marked them as spam
     
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    Every marketing email is required to have a means of opting out or unsubscribing from the emails. Try that. If they continue spamming you, nearly all email apps have a means of blocking specific senders. Simply add Sirius' domain to the black list.
     
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    Burning through the last of my credit (Charge per hour at work).
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    Just for fun I tried using a paid-for station at a Walgreens. It shows up on the ChargePoint app, but it wouldn't authorize so it wouldn't charge. That's probably the only opportunity I'll have to use any of the $100.
     
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    Is ChargePoint complementary credit transferable?
     
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    Is ChargePoint complementary credit transferable?
     
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    I looked around online and couldn't find a definitive answer... Can you use a ChargePoint card (and the complimentary credit) to charge at a Blink station? It seems like there were efforts to make them cross-compatible in 2013 and in 2015 but it is unclear if those ever materialized. I tried to tap my ChargePoint card at a Blink station and it didn't work. I thought it would work because Blink stations show up on the ChargePoint app.
     
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    I carry both a Blink and ChargePoint card and have had not problems.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    I'm trying to use my $100 credit but the only convenient paid station nearby is a Blink. Are you paying with your Blink card? I would like to pay with my ChargePoint card.
     
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    Blink ChargePoint and EVgo supposed to have a partnership a couple years ago. Have you tried to swipe your ChargePoint card at Blink station if it works you should be good to go. We don't have any blink station nearby.
     
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    I got an EVgo card 2 years ago when I go my Leaf.
    But I had to set up a separate account for ChargePoint and Blink (as well as a couple of others) The "card" just identifies to the station who I am, and the accounts are per charging network. Could be different now.

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    Thanks Mike:
    My experience:
    1. ChargePoint - seems to be most unambiguous with easy charge reporting and/or billing. Often found with the free, local BMW dealer chargers and also at UAH (free but requires a campus sticker.)
    2. Blink - good information about charging but so far, never free. Local Blink station charges $1/hr which is excessive for a BMW i3-REx and definitely the Prius Prime. It may work for a Tesla but I don't have one to test.
    3. EVgo - first attempt billed me $10 for no charge. Had I at least gotten ANY charge, I might have had a more tolerant attitude. None in the Huntsville area.
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    whole foods again tonight, no one in the two charging spots. i asked the service desk, they said a lot of complaints cause no one had a charge point membership. shows how far behind the rest of the country we are around here.
    i'm sure bezos will fix it.
     
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    After visiting the Whole Foods in Chattanooga, I'm not sure.

    Outside the doors, there is a suite of six, Blink chargers under solar panels. Yet each Blink was a charge station and nobody else was charging. Since I was transient, I really wasn't didn't need a charge in my Prime, 12%, so I put a charge on while getting a mid-morning snack:
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    The entrance to Whole Foods is beyond the left, unoccupied, parking station.

    I asked the Whole Foods customer support desk about the expense and she pointed out it was a 'property owner' issue. She'd heard there are Whole Foods with their own chargers but they aren't one.

    Will I visit them again, "H*ll NO!" (@Team ChargePoint, an interested observer). I spent more in gas taking a detour to their chargers than the value of the excessive cost, charge I paid for. By the time I was back on the Interstate headed home, that charge was gone.

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    at least 6 chargers under a solar roof 'sounds good'.
     
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    Not really:
    1. Requires a detour from the Interstate.
    2. Prices are too high for a Prius Prime.
      1. It may work for a Tesla and less bad for a BMW-i3 Rex because they have double or more charge rate of the Prius Prime.
      2. For a Prius Prime, the detour 'ate' the charge for an expense that I could have avoided staying on the Interstate and getting a 'Truck Stop' snack.
    The irony is as long as EVSE are charged by 'time', the high-power, charging cars like the Tesla, will have an advantage. But an efficient car like the Prime or even BMW i3-REx will pay more for less.

    Bob Wilson
     
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