i was inquiring this evening if there was any discount for waiving the activation fee of $40.00 on the purchase of a new iPhone 6. I used the live chat and was promptly told No by the customer service rep. Thaat was all just No. I would expect seeing how I have been a verizon wireless customer for approx. 15 years, have purchased 2 iPhone 6, and an iPad in the last year, and pay $300 a month, that the rep. might have said he could look at my account or see if there was anything he could do to assist instead. I guess I will be looking into switching to sprint with their unlimited data, instead of continuing my service with verizon.
You can avoid the activation by signing up on the edge plan. However if you already signed a 2 year contract for the iPhone 6 then no, you can't switch the plan unless you are still within the 14 day return period. But then you'd pay a $35 restocking fee and you can't get back the already paid activation fees.