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AT&T Confirms Device Upgrade Fee Rising to $36

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Giving even more reason to...

RageLevel-RISING

Feb 10, 2012, 7:52 PM
..."Jumping ship" when the current contract is over, where I can go to another carrier (taking my number with me of course), get a NEW phone for a FAR better deal than with an upgrade, and depending on the carrier, a somewhat cheaper bill for the same services.....
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HawkeyeOC

Feb 10, 2012, 8:56 PM
RageLevel-RISING said:
..."Jumping ship" when the current contract is over, where I can go to another carrier (taking my number with me of course), get a NEW phone for a FAR better deal than with an upgrade, and depending on the carrier, a somewhat cheaper bill for the same services.....


Until that carrier does the same thing to you at which point you will "jump ship" , get a NEW phone for a FAR better deal than with an upgrade, and depending on the carrier, a somewhat cheaper bill for the same services.....

Until that carrier does the same thing to you at which point you will "jump ship" , get a NEW phone for a FAR better deal than with an upgrade, and depending on the carrier, a somewhat cheaper bill ...
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funash

Feb 11, 2012, 6:09 AM
i agree with you too!!!! I WORK FOR ATT!! this oompany and a all the other big carriers too will follow suit. we were the first to bring in tiered data plans then vorizon and tmobile then started throttling. its all about the money. forget these smartphones, its all the iphones fault!! seriously! blah blah and blah all about the money is all i gotta say!
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acdc1a

Feb 11, 2012, 2:19 PM
There will be someting that breaks the camel's back. It's how all big companies eventually get knocked down. Remember Bank of America's $5 debit card fee that never happened? That threat cost them 600,000 accounts according to their internal number crunchers. The truth is probably more.
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HawkeyeOC

Feb 11, 2012, 5:28 PM
I am convinced that BofA didn't really want a lot of the accounts anymore that it lost in the first place. The $5 fee was most likely going to be waived for it's customers that had a certain amount of money with them and not waived for those that kept a small balance. They weren't going to make any money off the little guy and they were better going elsewhere.
More of a philosophy of "hey, you want cheap go elsewhere" to me.
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edzero

Feb 12, 2012, 1:18 PM
do you really think that people are going to be jumping ship because of an $18 increase that you see once every year to 2 years. The grass is not greener on the other side.
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dlmjr

Feb 13, 2012, 7:26 PM
sometimes stupid is inexplainable

even without a termination fee, it is somewhat costly to switch carriers and they all know it

unless you are headed to prepaid, you will pay out the nose to create a new account...

you will be paying a pro-rated amount for the calling plan and features, along with the 'month in advance'..

you will undergo a credit check which will determine if you even qualify for service and if it is shaky at all, you will be asked for a deposit...

unless it's a coverage issue, I can't see changing carriers over small change
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