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Mar 4, 2013, 5:07 PM
Why do carriers charge for an upgrade fee when we extend our contract with them? I think its too much already because we've already paid the activation fee when we got a new phone, so why do I need to pay for another upgrade fee just to stay with them?

Mar 5, 2013, 3:27 PM
Would you rather pay $650 for your new iphone or $230 for your new iphone?

Mar 6, 2013, 5:52 PM
Majority of this board seems to think that the average customer doesnt want a contract, when in reality they do. The average person will choose to have a contract and a discounted phone instead of paying full retail price for a device, especially if the plan prices don't change.

Most people on this board are industry geeks that don't accurately represent the US population.

Mar 12, 2013, 7:25 PM
While I agree that most on this board are industry geeks, and even though I would amend that to say that many of us are industry employees as well, I'm not sure that the majority of this board believes that the average person doesn't want a contract. Even more, I'm not sure if I see the direct connection with the post you have responded to.

If I were to venture a guess, seeing as how most people here are industry geeks, with many of them employed in the business, a good part of the people on here - not all or most - would label most "average persons" as under-informed and trend-following consumers who would drink from the Great Fountain of Subsidy a hundred times more than they would from the Tiny Water Cooler of Meh that is non-contra...
mat jonson

Mar 13, 2013, 5:10 PM
every one wants to save as much as possible

Mar 13, 2013, 3:42 PM
The reasons why you get charged activation or upgrade fee are as follows:
1. Need a new sim card
2. Update IMEI
3. Update plan and codes
4. Others.

Mar 14, 2013, 1:05 PM
VZW is trying to recoupe some of the billion dollers they spent on the LTE upgrade. Consumers want better and faster so we have to assist with the cost.

Mar 25, 2013, 9:45 PM
No Activation, Upgrade, or early termination fees on T-Mobile.

Mar 26, 2013, 1:10 PM
Not entirely. If you have the new plan and cancel early, you don't have something called a termination fee, but you will still have a bill for the remaining months on your installment plan for your equipment, which is effectively the came reason for an ETF.

From T-Mobile's site:

If I cancel my service, what happens to my Equipment Installment Plan balance?
If you elect to cancel service, all remaining installment charges will appear on your final bill.

Mar 26, 2013, 3:43 PM
really? I called Tmobile last time because I was planning to switch. They will charge me for the $35 activation fee...

Mar 26, 2013, 5:16 PM
I have a feeling that you're employeed by T-Mobile....

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