by Roger Cheng
The fee kicks in on Sunday and applies to new consumer lines of service.
If you're considering signing up for wireless service with Verizon, you may want to do so before Sunday.
That's when the New York-based telecommunications giant adds a $20 fee to cover the cost of activating a new device, according to a company spokeswoman. It applies to consumers signing up for a new phone or tablet line and affects devices purchased through a monthly installment plan or purchased outright.