Customers can use a new Verizon fee increase to cancel their contracts without penalty, reader eightkid points out in the comments.
On your February bill, Verizon noted that they increased the administration fee from $.40 to $.70. The pertinent section is shown above (click to enlarge).
This constitutes a material change to contract and under standard contract law, you’re allowed to leave contract without penalty.
The customer service rep may argue that the change is too small for it to be considered materially averse. They will make you feel silly and small. They may keep talking over you. You just need to keep saying that you find it to be so, and please cancel your contract without early termination fee. — BEN POPKEN