Verizon $30 upgrade fee? Seriously?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmaxdmax, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

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    I was not expecting a fee for each of my 2 phones! I placed order anyway, figuring I could investigate/fight later.

    Anyone else get hit for this?
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Which is exactly why they charge you.
     
  3. MeepMeep3 macrumors newbie

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    uhg

    I know! And I already was losing my unlimited data plan because I've had my 4 for so long, so now there are so many extra fees. Why is there a fee to upgrade?? :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  4. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    ATT is the same, they charge 36$. I'm guessing it's for paying all the interns who's maintaining the order servers up. :)
     
  5. Kurso macrumors 6502

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    Ya, and I'm irritated. I could not see a breakdown of the price before I checked out. I assumed the extra $30 was sales tax. What a ripoff.
     
  6. Iphone5preorder macrumors 6502a

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    Real reason is because its a business and they can. Consumers pay it. Call and complain
     
  7. SantaRosa2.2 macrumors regular

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  8. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Never got charged $30. Paid full price and kept sim card. Of course it could, and likely will, show up on my next bill. Was charged $45 sales tax.
     
  9. JeremyE macrumors regular

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  10. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing new that I know of cell companies have been doing this for years. They keep easing the fee to, it used to be under $20. I think the first time I paid one it was $12.
     
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    You must have never, ever bought a phone. Ever. They charge you $30 or so for clicking a box in an application somewhere. AT&T charges $36. They even do this if you bring in a phone literally off the street. If it's not the one you have, it's a $30/$36 ding.

    Ranks right up there with the "convenience fee" you get charged by those ticketing companies. I mean the ticket costs you X, and then you have to pay a few extra bucks to actually get the ticket.
     
  12. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    its so lame. im waiting for my verizon contract to end on 10/15!!! then im going to t-mobile for $70 a month for unlimmy and the new iphone.
     
  13. wxman2003 Suspended

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    It's like being charged for toilet paper after you crap.
     
  14. tharepairguy macrumors member

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    Please tell me how you get free toilet paper at home when you crap. I have to buy my charmin :(
     
  15. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    If there really was no reason then there would be a class action by now.
     
  16. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the charge when onto the next bill?
     
  17. SantaRosa2.2 macrumors regular

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    They normally do.
     

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