I recently heard about this fee via a text message from Verizon. However, the jest of the message sent was about "customer loyalty". I read the entire message about being able to upgrade BECAUSE of my loyalty...I have been able to upgrade for almost a year now anyway nothing new there. The notice about the 30 fee was at the end of the message. SLEAZY!!!!!
I immediately opted out of getting future text messages.
I will not upgrade. ( Was about to get a new HTC One).
I am examining usage and will cut back on my present plan.
Am going to ask my state legislature to file legislation to regulate "fees" Just call it what it is an increase purchase of the phone.
This fee is to help pay for an unnecessary purchase for stock recently announced. SLEAZY!