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Verizon 4g/LTE Hidden Fees (disaster adverted, I was dumb, it's my activation fee)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dyezak, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok...I was expecting the usual taxes, federal fees, etc. And I see those on my first 4g/LTE bill:

    However there's another line that I wasn't expecting, wasn't explained to me, and wasn't even alluded to by VZW when signing my contract:

    So they are making me pay the government fees, then making me pay them again? Not likely...so I dug deeper and found a more detailed description of these fees:

    So are they hiding the 4g upcharge in these fees and advertizing that 4g is no more than 3g? Does everyone have these $44.69 fees on their new bill? Did you have these $44.69 fees when you were on your old 3g service?

    I ask because I'm a new Verizon customer....

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  2. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    Mine hover right around $6.80 and has for the past 3 billing cycles.

    You must have another charge on there for something specific. A phone call will most likely get you a better explanation as to what it is for.
  3. thebra

    thebra Newbie

    I'll be curious to find this out as well. I just switched from ATT and was expecting a slightly lower bill. I know that there are always stupid carrier and govt fees but that seems high.
  4. Odinist

    Odinist Well-Known Member

    Check your bill, are you sure you're not seeing the activation charge?

    I checked my second month statement (started with VZW a month before the TBolt, switched to the TBolt when it came out) just now, and my data fee is 29.99 (well, it's cheaper because of my corp discount), but yeah, it's what it's supposed to be.
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  5. TheDanimal

    TheDanimal Member

    Definitely warrants a call to customer service, it also mentioned other charges and credits, which could be activation fess or accessories or even downloads
  6. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    Call and have them do a run-through with you. It's most likely prorated/activation charges. The first bill is usually higher.
  7. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

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  8. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Updated title to reflect my ignorance!
  9. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    LOL! No worries. I've had first bill moments of panic myself. :)

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