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Old 06-30-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Haven't upgraded in two years, and now I find out Verizon is charging a $30 "Up Grade Fee". What the heck is that all about; I know, just another way to get $30 more out of us consumers.

Do all the major carriers charge an "Upgrade Fee"?
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Yes they do if you get a phone at a subsidized price. Been this way for as long as I remember with all carriers. In some cases the fee can be waived but not regularly.

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Old 06-30-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Noticed that this year too.

The last Verizon phone I bought was about 18 months ago and didn't get the fee.

I upgraded both of my son's phones in the last 5 months and got hit with the fee on both of them.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Officially, the carriers have always made the upgrade fee a requirement when upgrading, but often times CS or sales reps waived them as a courtesy. Not so much today.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Officially, the carriers have always made the upgrade fee a requirement when upgrading, but often times CS or sales reps waived them as a courtesy. Not so much today.
They also "used to" give you a discount on the subsidized price when you upgraded to a new phone with a new contract. Not so much today.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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That must be something new or only in your district because once you're able to upgrade you can do so without having to pay a fee. There are only certain phones that you can get though so if you decide on another phone that's not available for your upgrade you'll have to pay the extra fee.
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