Verizon is Increasing Their Activation/Upgrade Fees to $40

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  1. dgstorm

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    What's this? An anonymous tipster gave us this insider tip regarding an increase to Verizon's Activation/Upgrade fee. It looks like Big Red decided to increase these fees to $40. Previously, the activation fee was $35 and the upgrade fee was $30. Now they have achieved parity at this higher level.

    What do you think? While the charge is small, it seems like Verizon knows how to work those fees to eke out extra dough from everyone. Maybe they are preemptively dealing with whatever perceived losses they might have regarding Title II classification coming down the pike from the FCC. Or... the bean counters just felt like having another fee increase... Share your thoughts.

    The full image of the leaked brochure is in the thread below.
     
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    Here's the full image of that Verizon employee brochure detailing the fee increase:

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    Activation fees are beyond me. They should be made illegal along with that sim card fee.
     
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    More often than not they will waive the fee if you ask them. They usually take advantage of this type of increase from folks who don't speak up. Vzw would much rather sign you to a 2yr contract than haggle over an "activation fee".
     
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    Haven't upgraded at a discount in a long time, so I wasn't even aware that there was an upgrade fee. As for activation, similar story. I've never had to re-activate my account and I can't recall having paid one when I first signed up with Alltel.

    Still, for all the money they make from us each month, you'd think they could do away with these kinds of fees altogether.
     
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    Wait.. Verizon just went on record as saying.. "we're a leader, not a follower".. And then they follow at&t and raise their upgrade fee... Hmmm.
     
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    I agree completely. I haven't paid an activation fee in I don't know how many years, if ever. The thing as, it it's actually discrimination against those who are unaware that they can ask for it to be waived. And if course those that don't ask are more often than not the less wealthy and the minorities, i.e. those who need the discount most.

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    True. I live paycheck to paycheck and can't bring myself to haggle.
     
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    Ya, I wish they would follow them off a cliff
     
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    Another garbage fee so they can get every penny possible. Just dealt with this with my cable company and their garbage fees. It's insane how companies get away with it
     
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    I rarely see Verizon compromise on their activation fee since Edge came out. They used to be pretty lenient about it

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    I just found out yesterday that dish network charges $9.99 to give you a grace period and not shut your service off. should be outlawed.