AT&T to Raise Activation and Upgrade Fees
AT&T today confirmed to Phone Scoop that it plans to raise some fees beginning August 1. Moving forward, the activation fee for one- and two-year plans will increase from $40 to $45. AT&T raised the fee from $35 to $40 a year ago. Moreover, AT&T is for the first time adding an activation fee to its AT&T Next plans. The AT&T Next plans have always featured a $0 down initiation cost. Starting August 1, AT&T Next plans will charge a $15 activation fee with new lines. The $15 activation fee applies to new customers who bring their own handset, as well. "We are making a few adjustments to our activation and upgrade fee structures. Any lines already on a Next plan before August 1 are not affected at this time," said an AT&T spokesperson via email. Verizon raised its activation fee from $35 to $40 in January.
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I've noticed something....
Now the Question Is:
AT&T needs cash. That's why.
They need money to dump into their network, essentially.
Did you really just try to say that the deathstar had to raise their fictional activation fees and Add activation fees to their already more-profitable handset financing service to make up for net neutrality and FCC fines?