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AT&T will reportedly raise its activation and upgrade fee to $25 on Jan. 20
AT&T customers who are thinking about getting a new phone or upgrading from a previous device might want to do that now to save a few bucks. A new report claims that the carrier plans to raise its current activation and upgrade fee from by $5, from $20 to $25, starting on Friday, Jan. 20.
The report comes from the usually reliable Droid Life, citing unnamed sources. However, it has yet to be confirmed by AT&T so take this story with a small but noticeable grain of salt. AT&T did confirm earlier this month that it plans to charge their currently grandfathered unlimited plan customers an additional $5 per month starting in March.
If AT&T does increase its activation and upgrade fee, it will be following a similar move by Verizon Wireless, who quietly boosted its own phone upgrade fees from $20 to $30 earlier this month. This move affected new customers who were paying for their new phone on Verizon’s device payment plans or if they paid in full for their new phones. Verizon also has ditched its two-year contract options for all of its customers.
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