Just a quick reminder, but because today is April 4 and the go-live date for Verizon’s latest fee introduction, be prepared going forward to pay an extra $20 when you buy a new phone at Verizon with a device payment plan or at full retail. This is Verizon’s new “upgrade fee” that was confirmed last week.
Because Verizon was looking for help covering their “increased support costs associated with customers switching devices,” you now get to pay extra for the right to pay them for a phone. Just know that Verizon isn’t the only carrier with an asinine upgrade fee – both Sprint ($36) and AT&T ($15) have them as well.
What a world we live in.