Any Florida resident who wants to upgrade to a new phone following the end of an existing two-year contract may be in store for a costly upgrade. Think $30 or more.
That’s because Verizon Wireless, one of the last major carriers in the state that provided free phone upgrades as a loyalty incentive, has announced beginning April 22 it will charge $30 for upgrades. The fee will charged to existing customers who purchase new hardware along with a renewed two-year contract. Your only possible option to avoid the fee is to keep your old phone, but who wants to do that? Cell phones age like dogs, very quickly.
And don’t think switching carriers will help. Both AT&T and Sprint charge $36 upgrade fees.
What do you say? Is this fair? Have you found a way to avoid upgrade fees?Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun