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AT&T Raising Upgrade Fees to $45, Will Add $15 Activation Fee to Next and BYOD Customers on August 1

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by Gamer03, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Gamer03

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  2. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    I switched back to the AT&T Next plan a few months ago with two unlocked/unbranded Nexus 5 phones. My first bill was $198; each bill after the first bill has been $105.
     
  3. KevinJames

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    Both my own and my wife's phones are already on NEXT. I'm paying an extra $34/month for her S5. Mine, I will probably buy outright. So in my case, no extra costs.
     
  4. viewfly

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    Oh well what to do. Progress.


    I'm on Next too


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  5. KevinJames

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    @viewfly: I'm not sure I'd call it progress. Its more a case of "how to skew the customer while raking in the most money." Back in 1994 when I got my first phone, voice calls were all the equipment could do. I paid a monthly fee just have the service AND 20 cents per minute, both incoming and outgoing calls. Then when texting became popular, a modest qty of calls were "included" in the plan and texting was the way to rape the customer. Now, both voice and text are seen by the carriers as mere pocket change. Data is the big money maker. They'll continue to find ways that make them look like caring carriers but we all know they are only in it for the money. Nothing wrong with that, it just sounds evil.

    (I tried to find the video of the man being turned upside down and having his pockets emptied by the carriers. I thought it was a Sprint ad but I couldn't find it.)
     
  6. viewfly

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    @KevinJames.

    Progress. I was using this word sarcastically.

    Yes your history of the cell phone industry is what made WA a fun forum back in the day.


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