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AT&T Increases Activation Fee to $40

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Jun 12, 2014, 10:56 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T has bumped up the price of activating new equipment on two-year plans from $36 to $40. The change went into effect June 8. The fee doesn't apply to AT&T Next plans, though AT&T told Fierce Wireless that heavy adoption of its early upgrade program played a role in increasing the activation fee for those signing contracts. AT&T spokesperson Mark Siegel claimed "there are administrative and other costs associated with activating or upgrading a device" on two-year plans. Sprint charges a $36 activation fee, Verizon charges a $35 activation fee (waived if customers sign up for Edge within two month), and T-Mobile doesn't charge an activation fee at all for customers who select a Simple Choice plan.

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Nothing but a scam. Globhead Jun 12, 2014, 12:24 PM
The Real Purpose of the Upgrade/Activation Fee T Bone Jun 12, 2014, 7:29 PM
Let us discuss the reason behind this further..... WhySoBluePandaBear Jun 14, 2014, 11:14 PM
Verizon will be next. Jarahawk Jun 13, 2014, 12:57 AM
Non Story! B-Sides Jun 14, 2014, 8:41 AM
For the love of God, please read people WhySoBluePandaBear Jun 13, 2014, 9:00 PM
Switch to cricket if theres a problem timvideo Jun 13, 2014, 2:28 PM
T-Mobile Charges... rwalford79 Jun 12, 2014, 11:32 AM
ha, i laugh linkfeeney Jun 12, 2014, 2:12 PM
What carrier will be next? ChrisSmith2002 Jun 12, 2014, 11:31 AM
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