AT&T’s Upgrade Fee Doubling Starting this Sunday

by: AlexanderFebruary 11, 2012
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Ok, don’t get to upset. It’s not that much money, AT&T is basically changing their upgrade fee from $18 to $36. Yes it is a 100% increase but it still isn’t all that bad. At least the Early Termination Fee isn’t doubling, now that would be a nightmare since it’s already $350.

Here is what an AT&T Spokeswoman told Android Central regarding the matter:

Wireless devices today are more sophisticated than ever before. And because of that, the costs associated with upgrading to a new device have increased and is reflected in our new upgrade fee. This fee isn’t unique to AT&T and this is the first time we’re changing it in nearly 10 years.

I am actually a bit surprised they didn’t decide to keep the $18 charger for feature phones and make the $36 upgrade fee for smartphones, they’ve already seperated the ETF’s that way. So if you have an upgrade coming in the next week or so, you may want to head to AT&T today before the changes go into effect, yeah its only an extra $18 but that’s $18 you could use on something else like maybe a new case or extended battery for your new phone?

  • Anonymous

    Tmobile value plan with 2 years contract – till February 1, 2014: Loyalty department – helped by DANIEL (employee no. 1244098) Ingrid (employee no. 58046) Maira (employee no. 47271) Chris (february 1,2012)

    $49.98 – 1000 whenever minutes (unlimited nights & weekends and tmobile-tmobile unlimited call) share minutes for all 4 lines
    $20 – 5gb (unlimited) (no overages) Super fast internet speed (18mbps-28mbps consistently here in Austin,Texas)
    $10 – 2gb (unlimited) (no overages) Super fast internet speed (18mbps-28mbps consistently here in Austin, Texas)
    $5 – 3rd line (we can add 2gb (unlimited-no overages) internet anytime for $10)
    $5 – 4th line (we can add 2gb (unlimited-no overages) internet anytime for $10)
    $20 – domestic & international (worldwide) – all kinds of messaging (unlimited) for all 4 lines
    Total – $109.98 plus taxes & fees with 15% corporate discount and $10 loyalty discount/month till the contract expires.

    So we are looking between $90-$110/month for 4 lines. That is one heck of a deal that NO ONE CAN BEAT.
    * Free wifi calling for all 4 lines (will not use minutes to call anybody (domestic) as long its in wifi zone)
    * Corporate discounts – effective till the contract expires
    * Replace all sim card – 4 lines to 4g sim (tmobile store) – free.
    * Can take off internet data features in any line, anytime? their answer is YES.   
    * $120 credit towards the coming bill
    * No migration fee
    * no upgrade fee
    * Block pay per use web for lines – (free)
    * Web guard – teen (free)
    * International long distance blocking for all lines (free)

    Theres more freebies we got from free phone (1 day sale of samsung galaxy s2 & htc amaze) to 1st month credit on our account.
    I was an AT&T subscriber for 8 years and will never go back to them forever…