Thank you SNN5 for your input. It was nice to see you break down the different prices. What troubles me is I have read dozens of blogs, and had two friends who were able to get Verizon to drop the upgrade fee. When I say drop I mean the waived it. I have spoken with half a dozen representatives who have all just said, "No!" I feel like there must be something I'm missing because where others have succeeded, I have failed. I have pleaded with the Verizon representatives to have the fee waived because I really want to upgrade my device and I want to continue my service with Verizon. I have to remind myself that I'm speaking to representatives at a call center, a third party support group, that probably doesn't have the service and are just waiting for their next break.