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***Announcement: Early next week, we’ll be merging the current Fios and Wireless Communities into the all new Verizon Community! Beginning the evening of Sunday 12/4, both Communities will be placed in read-only mode. You’ll still be able to visit the Communities and browse content, but login will be disabled. On the afternoon of Monday 12/5, all users will be able to log into the new Verizon Community. We expect the new Community to be fully functional the morning of Friday 12/9. Additional details can be found in the Announcements board and under Featured Topics!
Activate new SIM card fee

It's time to get together and fight back on this!  Paid full price at Apple store for a new phone that came with a new SIM card - they activated in the store for me which took about 10 seconds and was done electronically of course.  I got charged $40 plus tax (so closer to $45); when I called Verizon to ask what service they provide me for this fee, he really couldn't answer it.  Just said it's industry standard.  My daughter got a new phone a couple of months ago but called Verizon herself and gave them the new SIM card number - there was no charge for activation.

This is total garbage - I filed a complaint with the FCC and will move forward and notify consumer rights activists in my home city of Philadelphia - news channels, newspaper reporters, attorney general, etc.

Just because you make it an industry standard doesn't mean it's ok - we've been FIOS customers for 25 years and have 5 lines on our Verizon Wireless account.  They should be ashamed of themselves for such a blatant rip off and disregard for their customers.

When you charge a fee, you need to actually provide a comparable service!