November 28, 2014

Verizon brings on the $30 upgrade fee

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Those on the Big Red Network may want to cash in your upgrades soon if you can. On April 22nd, Verizon is upping its upgrade fee to $30 to help them “continue to provide customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect which includes Wireless Workshops, online educational tools, and consultations with experts who provide advice and guidance on devices that are more sophisticated than ever.” Whew, what a mouthful. Now while I’m sure this will frustrate subscribers, particularly those that have been with them long term, this is right in line with what the other major carriers have done. Actually we can shoot some kudos Verizon’s way for being the last to up the upgrade pricing.

Verizon users, sound off. Is this going to change your upgrade plans? Will this push you to consider other wireless options? Let us know in the comments!

Source Verizon Wireless

 



  • Wwinstead411

    Since last Nov. I’ve inquired at Verizon about an early phone upgrade. It was possible for a sliding (declining) time-left-to-contract-renewal-date fee so nothing new there. If the new upgrade fee is for an upgraded plan, then that’s new. I have to say that if the fee is covering additional online support, workshops, etc. then WE are providing for that with our cash so no smiling thanks for free support VZW. Hey, aren’t there free GREAT forums out there that provide help and knowledge WAY beyond any help one has received from a VZW tech ?!

  • banjoonmyknee

    I’ll probably just let them know that I’ll be buying the Nexus Galaxy on Sprint instead if I’m charged an upgrade fee.   Sometimes I find that if you threaten to leave big V, they come around to seeing things your way.