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Verizon increasing device upgrade and activation fees to $40

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Starting February 5, Verizon will reportedly increase the activation and upgrade fees for devices to $40. This will apply to customer who are adding a new line from the network or upgrading an old device. Customers signing up with the carrier through Verizon Edge or on prepaid will be exempt from these fees.

Previously, activation fees were set at $35 while upgrade fees were just $30. But this new change ensures that customers will have to pay the same amount regardless of whether they’re upgrading from an old device or adding a new line.

So if you’re planning to sign a new contract or upgrade/extend your contract with the carrier, you might want to do it before February 5 to save some handy bucks. The news comes straight from Verizon so it’s pretty official.

Knowing that Verizon is the largest carrier in the U.S., this move doesn’t take us by surprise. What do you make of these changes? Sound off below.

Via: Phone Scoop