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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2021, 07:23:10 PM »

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #101 on: June 01, 2021, 07:29:41 PM »
Since I already have a sunpass account, I prefer updating the account with my rental car license plate than taking my EZ-Pass and risking forgetting it behind.
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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #102 on: June 02, 2021, 08:47:05 AM »
Since I already have a sunpass account, I prefer updating the account with my rental car license plate than taking my EZ-Pass and risking forgetting it behind.
Agreed. Adding you plate won't help for E-Pass.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #103 on: September 14, 2021, 09:40:27 PM »
So apparently my EZPass wasn't read at a single toll crossing in FL last month. Makes no sense at all, but it sure isn't on my statement.

The car rental is now trying to charge me $80 for the privilege of them paying $6.64 for me.

EZPass FAQ says "If your Tag does not read, you will be subject to the terms of your car rental agreement that apply to E-ZPass usage, toll transactions and/or violation transactions."

Am I screwed?
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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #104 on: September 15, 2021, 12:16:28 AM »
So apparently my EZPass wasn't read at a single toll crossing in FL last month. Makes no sense at all, but it sure isn't on my statement.

The car rental is now trying to charge me $80 for the privilege of them paying $6.64 for me.

EZPass FAQ says "If your Tag does not read, you will be subject to the terms of your car rental agreement that apply to E-ZPass usage, toll transactions and/or violation transactions."

Am I screwed?
If it didn't register, it didn't register.

Your only bet would be getting a nice guy from your rental's CS. Which rental charges $80?
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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #105 on: September 15, 2021, 12:19:38 AM »
If it didn't register, it didn't register.

Your only bet would be getting a nice guy from your rental's CS. Which rental charges $80?

Thrifty. $10 per toll.
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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #106 on: September 17, 2021, 01:24:36 AM »
So apparently my EZPass wasn't read at a single toll crossing in FL last month. Makes no sense at all, but it sure isn't on my statement.

The car rental is now trying to charge me $80 for the privilege of them paying $6.64 for me.

EZPass FAQ says "If your Tag does not read, you will be subject to the terms of your car rental agreement that apply to E-ZPass usage, toll transactions and/or violation transactions."

Am I screwed?
Since I already have a sunpass account, I prefer updating the account with my rental car license plate than taking my EZ-Pass and risking forgetting it behind.
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E-Z Pass doesn't allow you to add a rental vehicle

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #107 on: September 17, 2021, 08:07:05 AM »


Am I screwed?

I feel like I've heard of bargaining down administrative fees,
Hopefully that would apply here!

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2022, 08:47:31 PM »
So apparently my EZPass wasn't read at a single toll crossing in FL last month. Makes no sense at all, but it sure isn't on my statement.

The car rental is now trying to charge me $80 for the privilege of them paying $6.64 for me.

EZPass FAQ says "If your Tag does not read, you will be subject to the terms of your car rental agreement that apply to E-ZPass usage, toll transactions and/or violation transactions."

Am I screwed?

Is this an experience others have had?
 Is bringing NY EZpass for Florida car rental a viable strategy?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #109 on: January 02, 2022, 12:29:22 AM »
is it true expass works for all sunpass roads now?  We dont need to buy a sunpass mini anymore, is that correct?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #110 on: January 02, 2022, 11:50:05 PM »
I recently attempted to use my EZ Pass in Miami. Tolls didn't catch my transponder. I got hit with bills from Hertz.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2022, 12:09:19 PM »
Does Dans sunpass mini trick still work?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #112 on: January 03, 2022, 01:03:19 PM »
I recently attempted to use my EZ Pass in Miami. Tolls didn't catch my transponder. I got hit with bills from Hertz.

Do you mean the tolls didn't ever notice your transponder or only noticed it some of the time but not others?
Did you hold it up, leave it on the front dash, or elsewhere in the car?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #113 on: January 03, 2022, 11:58:25 PM »
Do you mean the tolls didn't ever notice your transponder or only noticed it some of the time but not others?
Did you hold it up, leave it on the front dash, or elsewhere in the car?
Transponder was not read at all. Transponder was on dashboard.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #114 on: January 04, 2022, 04:54:29 PM »
Transponder was not read at all. Transponder was on dashboard.
Could it be that your rental car had a window it can't read through?
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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #115 on: January 05, 2022, 04:47:13 PM »
Just buy a mini transponder here:
https://www.sunpass.com/en/about/sunPassTransponders.shtml

You can add a license plate number to your account online for any period of time and it works great. No need to even have the trasnponder.

Does this still work (adding the plate without a transponder)?
I have a sunpass at my inlaws house but I would love to use toll roads from MIA to to their house?

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #116 on: January 05, 2022, 10:24:25 PM »
Could it be that your rental car had a window it can't read through?
That would be pointless.

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #117 on: January 06, 2022, 12:38:34 AM »
Could it be that your rental car had a window it can't read through?

I think Aygart means that certain car models require the transponder to be fastened outside the car.
https://www.ezpassnj.com/en/about/exterior_tags.shtml

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Re: SunPass in Florida
« Reply #118 on: January 06, 2022, 09:28:36 AM »
Does this still work (adding the plate without a transponder)?
I have a sunpass at my inlaws house but I would love to use toll roads from MIA to to their house?

Can confirm - works flawlessly. I added the plate in the rental car center last night, and this morning the tolls are on my sunpass acount