$30 Verizon Upgrade Fee

Geffen

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 23, 2007
387
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Michigan
Just had a question in regards to the Verizon $30 upgrade fee. Will I be charged at the time of the purchase of my iPhone 5 the $30 upgrade fee? or is the fee added to my monthly bill?
 
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boomhower

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Oct 21, 2011
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Depends on where you buy it. When I preorderd from Verizon it was added to the charge for the phone, so it was charged up front. When I preordered from Apple it was not so I presume it will be on the bill.
 

dfinecy

macrumors regular
Feb 4, 2011
151
0
I had them add it to the monthly bill...I'm pretty sure this is the 'default' option.
 

livspop

macrumors regular
Feb 11, 2011
127
20
I preordered at full retail from Verizon and was not charged at the sale OR on the next bill.
 

It'sMyPrecious

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Jan 25, 2012
102
0
Between heaven and hell
You didn't use an "upgrade"
Oops forgot to clarify, I did pay the $200 upgrade price. There is no way I'd pay the full $600+ price for the phone :p.

Ok I copied and pasted the following from the order details form. Not sure what the "new every two" means. Maybe every two years I get a free upgrade credit?

Apple iPhone 5 16GB White 1 $199.99
Line Number: [not giving you my phone #]
UPGRADE FEE $30.00
Discount - New every two -$30.00

Order Subtotal Today $ 199.99
Sales Tax* $ 12.00
Shipping $ 0.00
 

Leonard1818

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Nov 15, 2011
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Oops forgot to clarify, I did pay the $200 upgrade price. There is no way I'd pay the full $600+ price for the phone :p.

Ok I copied and pasted the following from the order details form. Not sure what the "new every two" means. Maybe every two years I get a free upgrade credit?

Apple iPhone 5 16GB White 1 $199.99
Line Number: [not giving you my phone #]
UPGRADE FEE $30.00
Discount - New every two -$30.00

Order Subtotal Today $ 199.99
Sales Tax* $ 12.00
Shipping $ 0.00
ahh, it was a ne2 discount... gotcha.

I just used my last $50 ne2 discount. That's the last of those...
 

gsugolfer

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2010
507
1
Georgia, USA
Oops forgot to clarify, I did pay the $200 upgrade price. There is no way I'd pay the full $600+ price for the phone :p.

Ok I copied and pasted the following from the order details form. Not sure what the "new every two" means. Maybe every two years I get a free upgrade credit?

Apple iPhone 5 16GB White 1 $199.99
Line Number: [not giving you my phone #]
UPGRADE FEE $30.00
Discount - New every two -$30.00

Order Subtotal Today $ 199.99
Sales Tax* $ 12.00
Shipping $ 0.00
You were charged, you just had a discount to subtract it. I had a $50 NE2, but was also charged the fee, so I got the phone for $179
 

Geffen

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 23, 2007
387
6
Michigan
Oops forgot to clarify, I did pay the $200 upgrade price. There is no way I'd pay the full $600+ price for the phone :p.

Ok I copied and pasted the following from the order details form. Not sure what the "new every two" means. Maybe every two years I get a free upgrade credit?

Apple iPhone 5 16GB White 1 $199.99
Line Number: [not giving you my phone #]
UPGRADE FEE $30.00
Discount - New every two -$30.00

Order Subtotal Today $ 199.99
Sales Tax* $ 12.00
Shipping $ 0.00

Does the new every two apply to everyone?
 

gsugolfer

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2010
507
1
Georgia, USA
Does the new every two apply to everyone?
It was originally to "reward" loyalty from customers by giving you a slight discount for each time you completed a two year contract. They recently decided they couldn't care less about loyalty from customers and took it away and added this upgrade fee (which PENALIZES returning customers)
 

puckhead193

macrumors G3
May 25, 2004
9,250
477
NY
I'm still at a lost on why there is this stupid charge. Your eligible for a new phone under what they claim as your upgrade date, meaning you can upgrade and not break your contract. I could understand if you were upgrading EARLY but not on what they claim is your scheduled date.. :rolleyes:

Fore the record, I just paid this $30 for 3 lines ($90) plus losing my unlimited data when ordering my iPhone 5 this morning :(

(cue hippy voice) Its the man, man :p
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
I'm still at a lost on why there is this stupid charge. Your eligible for a new phone under what they claim as your upgrade date, meaning you can upgrade and not break your contract. I could understand if you were upgrading EARLY but not on what they claim is your scheduled date.. :rolleyes:

Fore the record, I just paid this $30 for 3 lines ($90) plus losing my unlimited data when ordering my iPhone 5 this morning :(

(cue hippy voice) Its the man, man :p
So they can nickel and dime us with bs charges like that.
I never paid an upgrade fee, I just call them and have them credit it back.
 

gsugolfer

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2010
507
1
Georgia, USA
What's the "NE2" discount? Is that only for current customers?
See below

It was originally to "reward" loyalty from customers by giving you a slight discount for each time you completed a two year contract. They recently decided they couldn't care less about loyalty from customers and took it away and added this upgrade fee (which PENALIZES returning customers)
 
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