In order to further take advantage of its customers "continue to provide customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect," Verizon will be adding a $30 "upgrade fee" to all new devices purchased with a two-year agreement after April 22, 2012.

Big Red is quick to remind users that other carriers also charge a similar fee, but I'd like to remind it that the lack of a ridiculous upgrade fee is one of the reasons that many customers choose Verizon as their mobile provider.

As if LTE devices aren't already expensive enough - that $300 handset just turned into a $330 handset. All for no justifiable reason. Thanks, Verizon.

[Verizon News Center]