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Upgrade Fee Policy
susantaylor33
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I just returned from the Verizon store where I went to buy a new phone.  I was told that I had to pay a $40 "upgrade fee" before I could buy a  phone from them.   Or, I could pay a $20 upgrade fee if I bought a phone from Verizon on-line.  What is wrong with this picture? -- paying Verizon for the privilege of then giving them money to buy a phone.  I consider this to be a poor business practice at the least and an example of corporate greed at the worst.

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Re: Upgrade Fee Policy
Ann154
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An upgrade fee has been charged since April 2012. It was recently revised this year to have the fee changed to $40 for an in store purchase and $20 for online purchases.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Ann154
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Also all the major carriers charge an upgrade fee and have been doing so long before 2012. 

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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glitchedpixel
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No one is stopping you from buying your phones online.

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