Verizon To Start Charging $20 Activation Fee For New Lines

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One of these days Verizon will stop charging people for anything and everything. Unfortunately today is not that day. Starting this coming Sunday, November 15th, Verizon will start charging a $20 activation fee for new lines of service on their no contract plans. Currently Verizon waives the $20 activation fee for new line activations but that isn’t going to last much longer. Before I go any further, it’s important to note that this $20 fee is a one time charge and will not be recurring on your monthly bill.

Verizon no longer offers two-year contracts to new customers. Prior to August, Verizon had charged a $40 activation fee for its various plans. Customers grandfathered into Verizon’s old two-year contracts will still have to pay the $40 activation fee when adding a new line of service, according to Verizon spokeswoman Kelly Crummey.

Verizon’s competition have their own activation fees, but they’re not as bad as paying $20, with the exception of AT&T. AT&T’s two year contract activation fee is $45, which happens to be the highest activation fee out of the four major carriers. If you get in on AT&T’s Next plan, you’re only paying $15 for the activation. T-Mobile’s activation fee is also $15, it had been $10 for the longest time but recently was bumped to $15. Lastly Sprint charges $36 for a new line activation Frankly, I wish all activation fees were $15, but welcome to corporate America.

As a Verizon customer how do you feel about paying the new $20 activation fee ($40 for grandfathered customers)? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: CNN
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