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Verizon Wireless Adding $20 Upgrade Fee

According to a leaked memo published by MacRumors, Verizon Wireless is instituting a $20 flat rate upgrade fee for customers upgrading to a new iPhone or other smartphone in order to cover support costs. Starting 4 April 2016, the charge will be applied to new smartphones purchased on a Device Payment financing plan or at full retail price, and even to customers taking advantage of Apple’s iPhone Upgrade program. AT&T and Sprint, but not T-Mobile, have similar upgrade fees.

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