can anyone explain to me exactly what this means?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhalandrew, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. iPhalandrew macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2011
    "Verizon today announced that as of April 22 it will initiate a $30 upgrade fee for current customers moving to new devices." Does this mean even in the middle of your contract you can pay 30 dollars and buy a new phone for the discounted price?:confused::confused::confused:
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
  3. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    No, it means that, at the end of your contract, when you buy a new phone at a discounted price, they'll be happy to charge you an additional $30.
  4. nodrogkam macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    San Franciscio
    ^ there's ur answer.

    I know :eek:.
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    But on the bright side, if you want to buy a phone in the middle of your contract, you can pay full, unsubsidized price for the phone and they won't tack on an additional $30. :rolleyes:
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    How nice of Verizon to assess this $30.00 fee? They really do care about their customers. I was worried there for a while.
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    It means that everytime you upgrade and renew your contract, they will charge you $30 to upgrade. I'm pretty sure you can get it waived if you call Verizon customer rep?

    Honestly I can't speak for Verizon but for AT&T, you can call AT&T customer service and get the upgrade fee waived. I do not know about Verizon because I have never been with Verizon.
  8. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    If you EVER pay an upgrade fee you're a sucker. I spend $170 a month for my 2 iPhones and I believe that's enough. I know, I know, some will say if you buy subsidised you're a sucker but I'm going to be with ATT any way so why not drop $600 for 2 new iPhones instead of $1500.

    ALWAYS call your carrier and demand they take the silly upgrade fee off of your account. You're doing them a favor by using their service, not the other way around.
  9. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    I agree with you whole heartedly, I think carriers do forget that without us, they would not be making the buckets of money that they do. At best they owe US for customer loyalty.

    That being said if you are threatening to switch carriers (not the person who I quoted here) ensure you do research for plans with other carriers so when it does come to negotiating you have all of your ducks lined up and can clearly tell your existing carrier what it can give you to stay with them.

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