Verizon Is Raising Fees on Connected Hotspots, Laptops and Tablets in December

From CNET: Verizon is planning another rate increase, though this time it will be for data-only devices like mobile hotspots, tablets, connected cars, security cameras and laptops. Similar to the rate hike it announced earlier this year for voice lines, the nation's largest carrier is raising its administrative fees for these devices from the 6 cents per line, per month, it charges now to $1.40 per line, per month.

Users will begin to be alerted about the change on Tuesday, with the increase going into effect a month later on Dec. 1. The bump amounts to just over $16 per year for each line.

"From time to time, we review and make adjustments to the wireless administrative and telco recovery charge that helps recover some of Verizon's administrative and telco expenses, and costs of complying with regulatory requirements," the company said in a statement.

The company argues that the charge is "comparable and generally lower than aggregate fees across the industry" and notes that it is not raising the prices for the actual connected data plans, but just one of the fees it associates with it.

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