Verizon Implementing $30 Upgrade Fee Starting April 22
Verizon Wireless today said that beginning on April 22, all customers will need to pay a $30 fee when upgrading to new devices at the two-year discounted price. According to Verizon, the fee will help the company continue to offer services such as wireless workshops, expert consultations, and online educational tools. Verizon pointed out that customers trading in or recycling old devices can offset the fee with the value of their trade-in.
Verizon Confirms Pending $20 Upgrade Fee
Verizon Wireless today confirmed to Phonescoop that it plans to charge customers $20 to upgrade to new devices beginning April 4. The fee will apply to customers who buy handsets with installment plans, or buy phones at full price.
AT&T Bumps Activation Fee By $5 to Match Verizon
AT&T has increased the cost of its activation fee from $15 to $20. The move follows the establishment of a similar fee by Verizon Wireless in recent days.
Verizon to Kick Off HTC 10 Preorders April 29
Verizon Wireless today said it will begin accepting preorders for the HTC 10 on April 29. Verizon expects the phone to launch in early May and has not yet provided pricing details for the phone.
Verizon Raising Activation and Upgrade Fees Feb. 5
Verizon Wireless plans to increase fees it charges customers when they activate a new line of service or upgrade to a new device. On Feb.
Just in case I had any doubt about leaving Verizon
how many of you are willing to do something about it???
Don't be surprised
It's revenue. The end.
Whores just like AT&T
Are they trying to punish us?
Are they serious?? Extra fees w/the horrible phones they offer??
Take your fee and shove it!
Of course they did, it's free money for doing, well, nothing.
Face it, they saw an opportunity and took it. Heck, the other carriers are doing it, and the customers are tolerating it. Why not, right? It's a sh!tload of money.
All that said, for the record I think it sucks.
It Finally Happened
But I guess there is always straight talk, boost, tracfone, net10, and all the other prepaid...
This type of thing bugs me.
It's like when the government forces the companies to implement something and allow them to charge a "fee" for it instead of being honest and calling it a tax.
Won't happen. Why? The average Joe consumer will walk into a retail store and see the deal for "free" or whatever and jump on it. Make that free ...