Verizon will begin charging $20 activation fees for device payment plans beginning November 15

BY Evan Selleck

Published 13 Nov 2015

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For quite some time now, Verizon Wireless has been waiving activation fees for devices purchased with an installment plan, but things are changing.

The Big Red carrier has confirmed that, beginning Sunday, November 15, it will charge a $20 activation fee for handsets that are purchased with a device installment plan of up to 24 months. According to Verizon, this cost will cover the costs associated with adding a line to an account.

That’s not all, though. If you’re on a two-year contract and you wish to pony up the up-front cash for another two-year agreement (this is the only way to keep a two-year contract with the carrier at this point), you’ll face a $40 activation fee with the new line.

What do you think of Verizon’s decision?

[via PhoneScoop; CNN Money; DSL Reports]