1. droid83's Avatar
    Just ordered my S3 in blue. I totally forgot about the fee til it smack me in the face when I went to check out. What a ripoff this is. I'm upgrading to stay with Verizon. I'm not new. Been down with VZ for 10 years. Be prepared to be smack on your way out

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    06-06-2012 08:29 AM
  2. PJnc284's Avatar
    Get rid of NE2 and add an upgrade fee. BRILLIANT!
    06-06-2012 08:52 AM
  3. bigsaxquatch's Avatar
    I had forgotten this as well. However, I got to thinking about it, and I'm not so convinced it's such a big deal. When I ordered my wife's Bionic a year ago, it was $300 right out of the gate. Here, we're getting the hottest new phone for $250 after taxes (for a 16GB model). Are we paying $30 more than a TMo/Sprint customer? Yes, but that's nothing new. I think this is just a way for Verizon to charge the same amount they always would, but keep the sticker price level with their competitors.

    Not that I'm happy about it...
    06-06-2012 09:38 AM
  4. JoJoCal19's Avatar
    Yup. Went to pre-order but when it was all said and done with the $30 upgrade fee and taxes, I'm looking at more than half of buying it off contract. Not worth it and I refuse to pay Verizon $30 for the privilege of signing another contract. They can KMA. From now on I'm either buying off contract or just going to wait a month or two and nab a gently used one off eBay or CL for $100 or so over the 2 year contract price. When you figure in the cost of the phone at $250, Upgrade fee at $30, tax to bring it to about $300 and the fact that the ETF fee of $350, I'd just as soon buy it retail.
    06-06-2012 09:43 AM
  5. mikesmith's Avatar
    I had a $30 upgrade discount so it was a wash for me.

    Still bs to charge a $30 upgrade fee.

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    06-06-2012 09:51 AM
  6. Vikman's Avatar
    Fyi all the other carriers charge it. It was just a matter of time before verizon jumped on the bandwagon. AT&T and sprint actually charge more $36.
    06-06-2012 09:59 AM
  7. skindoc's Avatar
    Yes, for whatever reason I was "eligible" and the $30 upgrade fee was waived. Will be checking the mail for my S3..
    06-06-2012 10:06 AM
  8. mud314's Avatar
    I agree that carriers are just down right stupid w/their charges. Greed.
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    06-06-2012 04:14 PM
  9. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Yup. Went to pre-order but when it was all said and done with the $30 upgrade fee and taxes, I'm looking at more than half of buying it off contract. Not worth it and I refuse to pay Verizon $30 for the privilege of signing another contract. They can KMA. From now on I'm either buying off contract or just going to wait a month or two and nab a gently used one off eBay or CL for $100 or so over the 2 year contract price. When you figure in the cost of the phone at $250, Upgrade fee at $30, tax to bring it to about $300 and the fact that the ETF fee of $350, I'd just as soon buy it retail.
    Glad you see the light JoJo...
    06-07-2012 12:43 AM
  10. kath00's Avatar
    Last time I bought from eBay from a supposedly well established seller, the phone didn't turn on. I would rather pay the $30 fee to know that I have a brand new phone, not one that was potentially dropped in a toilet somewhere. Just another thought...
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    06-07-2012 01:55 AM
  11. rick krompel's Avatar
    Yes they are getting like the banks, just try to nickle and dime you. Never mention one word until you get your invoice. I have been a customer for almost 20 years never late on payments and they will do whatever to try and make an extra nickle. I hope if enough people they may realize how they are taking advantage of their customers.
    11-28-2012 11:10 AM
  12. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Get rid of NE2 and add an upgrade fee. BRILLIANT!
    Upgrade fee has been there for a while, IIRC, didn't have anything to do with NE2 disappearance.

    Fyi all the other carriers charge it. It was just a matter of time before verizon jumped on the bandwagon. AT&T and sprint actually charge more $36.
    Don't bring logic into this Verizon bashing thread!!!
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    11-28-2012 12:57 PM
  13. PJnc284's Avatar
    Upgrade fee has been there for a while, IIRC, didn't have anything to do with NE2 disappearance.
    There was no upgrade fee prior to April 2012. The only fee was an activation fee for add-a-lines or new accounts.
    11-29-2012 08:34 AM
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