Verizon Wireless has informed us via email that it will be waiving the $35 activation fees for the Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Tab Android-powered tablets. The Apple iPad does not have an activation fee associated with it.
Check your Verizon bill thoroughly. When you get your bill with the activation fee you’ll need the patience and fortitude to go to a Verizon store or call the customer service center to get it off. Make sure you set aside a good chunk of your time because it’ll take a while.
Although this was many years ago, the reason we switched from Verizon to AT&T was from pure exhaustion: exhaustion from our monthly ritual of wasting an hour of our time with a Verizon representative getting rid of ridiculous charges from our cellular bill. After six or so months we called it quits. Even Verizon realized their extreme incompetence and waived our ETFs.