I'm about to rage with the mightiest fury the internet has ever witnessed!
So my wife's Droid Bionic is on it's last leg, so thankfully, upgrade day is here at last! Budget a little tight, and with the phone plan already costing an absurd amount we were not looking to get her the handset with the best possible specs, just a new shiny clean decently performing android device is ample for her. We were elated to see the Razr M offered for free. Has a better handset ever been a free upgrade? (I realize it's not free, it's a trap for a two year extension, but for us, having used other carriers, there is no substitute for the Verizon network, we are gonna play ball).
So anyway, I got to check out on the Verizon Wireless website to find out that they are going to charge us a $30 activation fee on top of our monthly bill to extend our two year term on that line? Really Verizon?
Paging Dr. @Thrax
- Do you know if ordering the phone from an indirect vendor like Newegg or Wirefly get me out of that? Is it just the way it is on activation that all consumers are essentially stuck with this fee if they desire a new device? I want to do this, and all and all I don't even feel like $30 is bad for the phone, it's just a matter of principle for me. A $30 fee, in small print, for me to what? Agree to be a customer for your highly profitable business another two years?
Does anyone share the rage? I feel trapped, powerless, and that makes me ANGRY!!!