$30.00 "Upgrade Fee" From Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by IlliniGuy76, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. IlliniGuy76 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Hi All,

    I purchased my iPhone 6, 64GB on Verizon the night they went on preorder. I was charged $299 + $30 (upgrade fee) + $28 (tax) for a total of: $358.00.

    The only reason why I'm now curious is after seeing a fellow MacRumor poster who posted his sale. Same exact phone purchased Apple with a total of: $325.00.

    Does Apple not charge this "upgrade fee"? I didn't move my plan, just kept it the same.

  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    Of course they don't charge it, it's not their money. Verizon will Bill you on your next invoice.
  3. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2006
    It's not something Apple would charge. Once you activate the phone you bought from Verizon, AT&T, whomever, they will charge the upgrade fee. When you buy directly from the carrier, they'll list the upgrade fee immediately. When you buy from Apple, it's not up to them to list it, because they're not collecting it.
  4. IlliniGuy76 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Thanks! It's been awhile since I've upgraded my phone.


    Thank you! Yup - I haven't upgraded my phone in awhile
  5. leesweet macrumors demi-god


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    And, on my 6+ upgrade for Verizon via Apple, that fee was listed (but not charged for there). It said it will be on my next VzW bill. So if they know it's an upgrade, it should be listed. But it could slip through the cracks since it is (as was said) the carrier's fee.

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