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AT&T Confirms Device Upgrade Fee Rising to $36

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The new "How Dare You Deny Our Power" Fee

planethulk

Feb 11, 2012, 6:44 PM
Well, since you didn't allow us to create a duopoly which would allow us to raise our rates without any competition, then we have to make it up some how. This fee should help out until we figure something else out. Thank You. ATT Management.
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LibtardExposer

Feb 12, 2012, 5:48 PM
I agree with you ! They are charging this fee so they can pay T-mobile the non merger fee !! HAHA People should opt out since they now can get out of their contracts for free since the fees have now changed they are no longer bound by that contract!! Could you see the look on the executives faces when they were nocked down to the number 4 national carrier ! I am just saying if the customers want to do damage they should all jump ship if they get the service they need with another carrier. The power of the people can do what is needed!
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HatesBlackberrys

Feb 13, 2012, 1:30 PM
Wrong, oh so very wrong. Ever heard the term "fee are subject to change". Not only that, but this is a fee associated with contract renewal. You don't pay it until you agree with the new contract and the new terms, for that fee. It's not effective until that time. It doesn't effect your currect charges, bill, or service, so it's not a contract-ender.
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LibtardExposer

Feb 13, 2012, 1:34 PM
Believe me you can get out I am sold a many phones and know ways to get people out without the ETF. Sure Fees are subject to change but when anything increases you are not bound by the original terms maybe you need to learn contractual law. I bet you money that you can get out......
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HatesBlackberrys

Feb 13, 2012, 3:12 PM
Hello, Mr. Full-of-it.

You maybe a salesman, but you're one of those ones at the store that tries to rush the customer without ever having them read their contracts or you read them for that matter.

An upgrade fee is reflected only associated with actually upgrading the phone, which is associated with signing a new contract.

In order for the customer to be charged this fee, they have to upgrade and essentially agree to the new contract. So, the customer is not agreeing to the new fee until they upgrade. Only then does this fee matter, but in order to upgrade, they have to agree to it. Without upgrading, they don't get charged the fee because they never renew, then eventually going on a month-to-month. But, contract doesn't cha...
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dlmjr

Feb 13, 2012, 5:05 PM
Doesn't matter how many phones you have sold.
There is not contract associated with an upgrade fee.
You either accept the fee and upgrade or you don't accept and don't upgrade.

Plain and simple.

You CrapHouse lawyers always amuse me.
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dlmjr

Feb 13, 2012, 2:24 PM
I don't think Tmob receives any cash. Isn't it a transfer of spectrum? That was my understanding.

It does affect ATT's bottom line, but it's not a cash loss, but rather a reduction in overall value.

I'm of the same opinion that increases in data fees and upgrade fees were implemented to mitigate the loss of value in the next report though.
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NonBiasedRep

Feb 14, 2012, 9:17 AM
You are wrong about no fee to opt out. The upgrade fee changed, which means you don't get charged that unless you start a NEW contract. If they changed their monthly bill in the contract they are in now then yes they could opt out.
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dlmjr

Feb 13, 2012, 12:42 PM
The duopoly crap is tedious.
Apparently no one understands what it actually means.
So, if Att swallowed Tmob.... customers throughout the US would only have two choices?

I can understand 'decreased competition' but duopoly is just wrong and used by slogan slingers with little understanding.
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LibtardExposer

Feb 13, 2012, 12:55 PM
http://genwhypress.com/2011/11/28/1932/ »
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/opinion/29tue2.html »
Do I need to keep finding articles explaining why it would have become a duopoly ?
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dlmjr

Feb 13, 2012, 2:42 PM
No, because I understand the english language and word meanings.
Some article writers opinion holds no weight.
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