1. Lbun2's Avatar
    I never heard of this before...but is this true? Every carrier charges this? Or is this another method of them nickeling and dimming us?
    10-13-2012 08:55 PM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    Verizon charges $30.00

    AT&T and Sprint are the priciest at $36.

    T-Mobile charges $15.00
    10-13-2012 09:02 PM
  3. BHMartin's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon. Saw that too. Annoying fee. Apple Care+ was $59 2 years ago and went up to $99.
    10-13-2012 09:05 PM
  4. mab4285's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon. Saw that too. Annoying fee. Apple Care+ was $59 2 years ago and went up to $99.
    Apple Care + didn't exist two years ago. It was introduced last year with the iPhone 4S.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    10-13-2012 09:12 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    I never heard of this before...but is this true? Every carrier charges this? Or is this another method of them nickeling and dimming us?
    Yes, a complete rip off. No question about it. Most of the time you can call and kindly ask them to remove it and they will. Just be nice.
    10-13-2012 09:30 PM
  6. Lbun2's Avatar
    At what point is enough..enough
    10-13-2012 10:54 PM
  7. djdan's Avatar
    Just ate that too. It's totally ridiculous.


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    10-13-2012 10:55 PM
  8. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I'm going in to a Verizon store tomorrow to browse (and potentially buy if they have the iPhone 5 in stock). I'm prepared to pay the fee but I'm still going to try and get it waived.


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    10-13-2012 11:38 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Has anyone got it waived or refunded ?
    10-13-2012 11:48 PM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    I'm going in to a Verizon store tomorrow to browse (and potentially buy if they have the iPhone 5 in stock). I'm prepared to pay the fee but I'm still going to try and get it waived.


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    You're not going to find one in stock at a Verizon store. No Verizon stores have gotten shipments since the initial launch. All Verizon orders are being shipped to customers who already ordered. Their back order list is a month long. Apple is your only chance to find one in stock.
    10-13-2012 11:51 PM
  11. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    That's strange, a buddy of mine just picked one up in a local Verizon store today (he sent me a picture of his home screen as soon as he got it). I thought they might've all had some stock - guess that was wishful thinking?


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    10-13-2012 11:55 PM
  12. Iphonejackson's Avatar
    I'd say anything a possible, a buddy picked one up at a radio shack a couple days ago.
    10-13-2012 11:59 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    Has anyone got it waived or refunded ?
    AT&T waived mine... they always do... never actually had one stick... even in the old days when it was only $18...
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    10-14-2012 12:44 AM
  14. michikade#AC's Avatar
    Mine is supposedly $36, and I've had them waived about half the time. But this time I purchased trough Best Buy because I had a $50 gift card from Phone Freedom and some best buy reward zone gift cards, and usually if I don't buy directly from Sprint, I end up having to pay the upgrade fee.


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    10-14-2012 03:14 AM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon. Saw that too. Annoying fee. Apple Care+ was $59 2 years ago and went up to $99.
    AppleCare was only $59 2 years ago but that didn't include accidental damage like dropping it and having the screen cracked or getting it wet. AppleCare+ is $99 but you are getting accidental damage coverage now.
    10-14-2012 10:06 AM
  16. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I called and got Verizon to do a $30 credit to my account to cover the upgrade fee. Wasn't a problem.
    10-15-2012 03:54 AM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    I called and got Verizon to do a $30 credit to my account to cover the upgrade fee. Wasn't a problem.
    Flat out told me no ... Customer since air touch and always paid bill
    Ill turn to social media company's don't like getting bad pr in public
    10-15-2012 08:28 PM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Flat out told me no ... Customer since air touch and always paid bill
    Ill turn to social media company's don't like getting bad pr in public
    Same here. They wouldn't budge with crediting back the $30 upgrade fee for my son, and we've also been long time customers of Verizon's also. I think the fee is a crock too, just nickel & dime us for any way they possibly can.....
    10-15-2012 09:06 PM
  19. Exxod's Avatar
    AT&T is charging me the $36 fee, even though I have a student's account and shouldn't have been charged. Guess I'll have to call them then...
    10-15-2012 09:17 PM
  20. jbuck387's Avatar
    I noticed when I ordered directly from Apple I didn't get charge the upgrade fee, does anyone know if Verizon ends up billing the upgrade fee or if by not ordering from Verizon you can avoid the fee?


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    10-15-2012 09:23 PM
  21. Fausty82's Avatar
    I noticed when I ordered directly from Apple I didn't get charge the upgrade fee, does anyone know if Verizon ends up billing the upgrade fee or if by not ordering from Verizon you can avoid the fee?


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    I can't speak to how Verizon operates, but I ordered my iPhone 5 from Apple and on my next bill, it contained the $36 upgrade fee from AT&T... I called them and was able to get it removed.. but to answer your question, I'd say that yes, eventually, the fee will show up on your bill.
    10-15-2012 09:29 PM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    Same here. They wouldn't budge with crediting back the $30 upgrade fee for my son, and we've also been long time customers of Verizon's also. I think the fee is a crock too, just nickel & dime us for any way they possibly can.....
    They said it pays for there tools and classes ... Like how to use phones and backup assistant ...
    I told them hmm backup asst I don't use ( iPhone) duh and I don't need a class so why am I paying for someone else to learn lol they should pay when they attend ... She said she saw my point but couldn't do nothing
    10-15-2012 09:51 PM
  23. erwaso's Avatar
    I noticed when I ordered directly from Apple I didn't get charge the upgrade fee, does anyone know if Verizon ends up billing the upgrade fee or if by not ordering from Verizon you can avoid the fee?


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    Ends up on your bill. You can try a3rd pay store or just get a vzw rep that will waive it for you. Keep trying. I've never been charged an activation or upgrade fee since the Cingular days.
    10-16-2012 12:53 AM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    They said it pays for there tools and classes ... Like how to use phones and backup assistant ...
    I told them hmm backup asst I don't use ( iPhone) duh and I don't need a class so why am I paying for someone else to learn lol they should pay when they attend ... She said she saw my point but couldn't do nothing
    Lol that's too funny. I got the response of well they need to keep up with the latest technology with expanding the network for 4G lte.

    They will try to charge for any and everything they can an use what ever excuse sounds good I suppose
    10-16-2012 07:23 AM
  25. Exxod's Avatar
    I just got off the phone with an AT&T rep; I was able to get the $36 fee removed from my bill on the basis that my account is a student account.
    10-16-2012 12:01 PM
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