If you are a Verizon customer, check your bill carefully. One such bill I saw recently included this language: "Just as you are seeing in your business, Verizon Business is seeing a wide range of increases in its costs to provide service. As these challenges have continued to mount, we have made the decision to add an Economic Adjustment Charge. On June 16, 2022, Verizon Business began adding the charge to newly activated and upgraded lines, existing lines that have completed a contract-based line term, and lines that have twelve (12) months or fewer remaining on a Device Payment Plan Agreement. The amount of the charge is $2.20 per month/line for each smartphone and data device, and $0.98 per month/line for each basic phone and tablet device."
If you call and complain you might get them to remove the charge or add a discount. You might think $2.20 is not worth your time to call, but the principle that a vendor like that can't just unilaterally change the price on you midstream, or that if they do, they are going to hear from an unhappy customer, seems worth defending. I'm not saying Verizon shouldn't be free to set its prices however it wants to. But customers should be free to push back, too.