Carrier $30 Carrier Upgrade fee with iPhone Upgrade Program?

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  1. Armendegga macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else get this? I have ordered with IUP the last couple years, but this is the first time I am seeing an upgrade charge...
     
  2. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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  3. Dmal99 macrumors 6502

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    Always, it is a Verizon staple now. Have one of my new watch too.
     
  4. Armendegga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dang. I'm on AT&T, and this is the first year I've gotten charged for it. Seems ridiculous being charged when the order has nothing to do with the carrier lol
     
  5. manhattanmania macrumors regular

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    Just posted a thread about this myself. It’s absurd. Carrier is doing nothing. We can obviously attempt to get it waived but that’s not guaranteed. With Apple care being available monthly now I may just buy an unlocked phone and avoid this whole thing.
     
  6. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    Does anybody know if you have to pay the fee when you buy tha sim free version?
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I have an IUP and a sim free on the way.
    Might just cancel the IUP and swap sims.
     
  8. ej2zo macrumors member

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    No fee but you have to pay in full
     
  9. Tommy c macrumors 6502

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    Just call and threaten to drop them for another. Works every time.
     
  10. yashz macrumors regular

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    From prior experience of you swap the SIM card yourself with the sim free version they don’t charge the upgrade fee. Not sure if it’s still true.
     
  11. meetsam23 macrumors regular

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    me too got charged for att.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    4th year for me on the IUP, first time being hit with the upgrade fee. Likely will be my last year of the IUP if thats the case going forward. Apple originally advertised the plan back with the 6s as a way to avoid carrier fees. Looks like they are walking that back now. Pretty disappointing.
     
  13. manhattanmania macrumors regular

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    Yup. Though, if you pay for AppleCare monthly, you are up charged $20 by Apple (vs the $199 upfront price) over the course of a year. So: definite extra $20 at Apple, or $30 bogus fee at carrier that MAY get waived. Hmmmmmm
     
  14. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

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  15. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    theres always been a fee. I've always Called and complained to return the phone/cancel service and they wave it. nothings new
     
  16. 0970373 Suspended

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    T-Mobile has never charged that on an iUP phone.
     
  17. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

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    I’m not so lucky, same deal with my satellite tv, whenever I tried to threaten them of canceling they just told me please write down these steps to turn in your equipment, lol
     
  18. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Not Apples fault if the carrier charges that fee
     
  19. Painter2002 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, another Verizon customer here with the $30 fee. It’s just another gimmick fee with no real purpose, I mean it’s not like someone has to manually write down the serial number on some piece of paper and snail mail it to headquarters for someone else to update some log.:confused:

    Literally to activate a new phone it’s just updating the servers with a new serial number for the phone number it’s assigned to. But oh well, cost of having technology apparently.
     
  20. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    After placing your order, where are you guys seeing the AT&T upgrade fee was charged?
     
  21. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    start crying?
     
  22. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

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    He will soon.
    People pay $1000+ for phones and cry about a $30 fee lol.
    Might as well not buy the phone.
     
  23. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    we try to get as much back as possible especially from these money hungry companies.
     
  24. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you thnk I should call now or wait for them to charge it and ask for a refund?
     

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