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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2018, 10:40:33 PM »
I double checked, seems not, but you cab get one in a gas station there.
Thanks.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2019, 10:32:53 AM »
ANy way to pick up a Sunpass @ MIA?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2019, 07:39:48 PM »
From fll to St Regis, any need for a sunpass?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2019, 09:35:37 PM »
From fll to St Regis, any need for a sunpass?
No. Just donít end up in the express lane.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2019, 12:05:34 AM »
No. Just donít end up in the express lane.
Do you need for the bay harbor bridge? Or is that its own system

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2019, 12:13:01 AM »
Do you need for the bay harbor bridge? Or is that its own system
If you end up on it, you’d want a sunpass, but it’s totally avoidable.  Just set GPS to avoid tolls. Chances are going with the causeway won’t save you time, and certainly not more time than it takes to get a sunpass.

ETA: just realized you’re not the OP, so this was all pertaining to a single return trip from FLL.
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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2020, 07:44:46 PM »
Random Sunpass Q:

My FIL forgot his Sunpass in NY, but in his FLA house, he has a pre-paid sunpass that I bought last year with a balance on it. Does it matter that his car is not on my account? Will anything happen if he tries to use it?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2020, 11:19:07 PM »
Random Sunpass Q:

My FIL forgot his Sunpass in NY, but in his FLA house, he has a pre-paid sunpass that I bought last year with a balance on it. Does it matter that his car is not on my account? Will anything happen if he tries to use it?
pretty sure you can add it in the app

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2020, 11:47:08 AM »
pretty sure you can add it in the app

Update - I tried adding it online (probably the same as the app) - I couldn't do it because his license plate is already associated with his account.

On a side note, he said that he was able to setup his account without a transponder, as most of the sunpass tolls now have license plate readers and they would simply charge his account when scanning his plate, even without a transponder.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2020, 03:30:29 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2020, 05:34:04 PM »
I did not take the sunpass on recent car rental in FLL from Fox car rental and got slapped with $60 of just toll administrative fees broad crossway(ouch).

I called fox but not willing to budge on waiving the entire $60.  anybody with experience/advice on getting the whole amount waived etc...?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2020, 08:06:11 PM »
I did not take the sunpass on recent car rental in FLL from Fox car rental and got slapped with $60 of just toll administrative fees broad crossway(ouch).

I called fox but not willing to budge on waiving the entire $60.  anybody with experience/advice on getting the whole amount waived etc...?
How many days? Most companies charge $4-$5 a day up to a $16-$20 maximum.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2020, 09:01:06 AM »
How many days? Most companies charge $4-$5 a day up to a $16-$20 maximum.

I used toll road 4 times over a span of 2 days.  They are charging me $15($60 total) administrative fee for each time I used toll road

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2020, 10:30:29 AM »
I used toll road 4 times over a span of 2 days.  They are charging me $15($60 total) administrative fee for each time I used toll road
Woah. That is indeed excessive. From their website. I guess that's one of the reasons people hate the cheap car rental agencies. The bigger ones also charge, but they charge less.

"The current rates applicable to the PlatePass All-Inclusive service are as follows: Rentals originating in Florida, USD/6.99 to USD/8.99 per rental day depending on location. Rentals originating in CA, WA, CO, or TX, USD/11.49 per rental day.Maximum charge of 15 rental days.

NOTICE : If you choose not to purchase the optional PlatePass All-Inclusive service at the commencement of your rental, and you utilize a PlatePass Toll Road, then you will be charged a USD/15.00 admin fee per toll (USD/90.00 maximum per rental agreement) plus the price of the toll and fees from the tolling authority."

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2020, 02:30:25 PM »
Woah. That is indeed excessive. From their website. I guess that's one of the reasons people hate the cheap car rental agencies. The bigger ones also charge, but they charge less.

"The current rates applicable to the PlatePass All-Inclusive service are as follows: Rentals originating in Florida, USD/6.99 to USD/8.99 per rental day depending on location. Rentals originating in CA, WA, CO, or TX, USD/11.49 per rental day.Maximum charge of 15 rental days.

NOTICE : If you choose not to purchase the optional PlatePass All-Inclusive service at the commencement of your rental, and you utilize a PlatePass Toll Road, then you will be charged a USD/15.00 admin fee per toll (USD/90.00 maximum per rental agreement) plus the price of the toll and fees from the tolling authority."

Thanks I know the rules by now but really looking to see if anyone has had experience getting the administrative fees waived/credited etc.. whom did you speak to or email?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2020, 02:54:22 PM »
Thanks I know the rules by now but really looking to see if anyone has had experience getting the administrative fees waived/credited etc.. whom did you speak to or email?
I would say that most people here avoid using them in the first place...

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2020, 09:17:43 AM »

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2020, 10:27:52 AM »
Anyone have this?
https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass-xtra/
Nice find, I ordered one and will try it out in March and let you know

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2020, 11:24:14 AM »
@ShmuliT

https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/news-roundup/sunday-news-roundup-2-23-20-flight-denied-entry-israel-e-pass-transponder-venice-bonvoyed-mlb-points-scam-drone-dome-10k-bump-cuba-trip/#comment-1450558

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I worked out a solution ever since discovering a few years back that a sunpass is required more or less right outside the airport in Miami. I purchased a 1 time use sunpass sticker transponder online, and created a sun pass account.

Now every time time I go to Miami I add my rental car (and other family members cars) to the account and it just bills it based on the plate.

Can you please elaborate a bit more?

You bought this? Then before you leave the rental center you add the plate to your account? How does the system know to charge your account and not the platepass account?

Thanks

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2020, 03:18:46 PM »
@ShmuliT

https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/news-roundup/sunday-news-roundup-2-23-20-flight-denied-entry-israel-e-pass-transponder-venice-bonvoyed-mlb-points-scam-drone-dome-10k-bump-cuba-trip/#comment-1450558

Can you please elaborate a bit more?

You bought this? Then before you leave the rental center you add the plate to your account? How does the system know to charge your account and not the platepass account?

Thanks


Happy to elaborate.
Did a bunch of googling a few years back and pieced together some info on this. I even called up sunpass to verify my method would work, and the (clueless) rep said it would not, but it does.

Your link doesnt work, but i bought this Sunpass Mini sticker and created a sunpass account. Each time I rent in florida, I go to the App/Website and add a rental car to my account. Be sure to accurately add the start and end rental times, so you dont end up paying the next renters tolls.

The logic is as follows, when one drives through a toll plaza:
A) If they detect a transponder: they bill the transponders account (for this reason if your rental car includes a transponder, you need to remove it or put it in the non scanable bag/container).
B) If no transponder is detected, they take a pic of the licence plate and first run the plate in the sunpass system to see if its linked to an account, and bill that account, and if not, then they bill the car owner ie the rental company, who pass on the toll to you with their fees. (note: this doesn't happen instantly, so if you leave the airport, and later that day realize you went through tolls and add your licence plate then, it should be fine.)

I have used this system with three rental cars added to my account simultaneously and it worked for 99% of the tolls. One or 2 tolls over the past few years did end up hitting the rental company instead of my account, but a quick phone call got those adjusted.

Note, I dont remember if you can activate an account without having a physical sunpass? But this sunpass still sits in the envelope it came in in NY and has never made its way to Florida to be physically used.

This method with Sunpass is not to be confused with the "Pay by Plate" system by E-pass. While E pass does give out their E-pass sticker for free, their system wont work with rental cars.

If you have any more questions, would be happy to try answer them.