Verizon customers will have to pay more to upgrade or add a new line


While T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are all busy trying to convince customers that they have the best rate plans, Verizon is taking a slightly different approach. The company confirmed Wednesday that it is raising fees for upgrades and activations beginning next week.

Activation fees will now be $40, up from $35, starting on Feb. 5, Phone Scoop first reported on Wednesday; upgrade fees will increase to $40 from $30. from $30 to $40. Verizon last increased its upgrade fees in 2012, and the company says it hasn’t raised its activation fees in more than ten years.

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