I have two phones on my plan, however one has a $40 line access fee, and the other has a $20 line access fee. This does not make much sense.
Nothing in the FAQ seems to answer this, and most of the topics about this in here are locked so I can't ask more questions.
Why is the line access fees so high? It does not make much sense to me, just seems like an under the table way to charge more money to us for no reason.
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Thanks very much for your responses.
I find this to be very disturbing to be honest. Had we known that signing into a new 2 year contract for 1 of the phones (in order to get the discounted rate) would have resulted in us paying an additional $480 over the life of the contract, in essence wiping out any 'free phone' benefit, we would have never opted for that in the first place.
This is a game I look forward to ending and moving to a more transparent and less user friendly cell phone company in the future. Verizon is clearly out to cheat us with these manipulations.
Verizon and all other companies are no longer offering contracts. From now on they are all retail sales price. Both Verizon and ATT have been doing this math for customers for about 3 years.
But when you get a new plan it is a new contract. shouldn't it drop right then?
A contract to purchase a phone has nothing to do with what service plan you choose. You can change plans as often as you need or want to for service, but you still have to pay for your phones. Service plans do NOT have contracts. I have had no contract for over 3.5 years and have switched between carriers with my own phones.