AT&T Doubles Upgrade Fee from $18 to $36! [Was: At&t - go screw yourself!]

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  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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  3. SAL8116 macrumors regular

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    It's all about

    Cha-ching, Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching!!!
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    If you are going to hate on AT&T for this, hate on all the major carriers in the US, and even most of the smaller ones. Nearly everyone charges an upgrade fee.

    Ironically, with AT&T, things that cost them money (read: sim cards) are free to replace any time. Just walk into an ATT store and ask for one. Makes more sense to charge for that than an upgrade fee, but they would make less money that way; there are far fewer people replacing sims than are upgrading phones.
     
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    Man oh man... And I thought we get ripped off in nz :eek:
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    RE: At&t - go screw yourself!

    Dear customer,

    With pleasure.

    Regards, AT&T.
     
  7. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am hating on AT&T because they're my carrier and I don't agree with this. I don't even agree with the $18 upgrade fee either. Especially when they DO NOTHING when I swap my sim to the new phone I just bought. If I was with any other carrier and they did this, I would have the same views.

    I wonder how much AT&T is going to charge for unlocking my iPhone when they come out with that - :rolleyes:
     
  8. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    You obviously don't know the hard labor the poor AT$T employees go through when they switch the sim cards
     
  9. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I have no idea what it costs them to upgrade a customer from what phone to another, but I suspect that cost is somewhere around $0. How the hell can they possibly say that doubling the upgrade fee is justified? I can see a few bucks. But double?? This isn't right.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I completely understand. I was simply meaning to point out that this is not unique to AT&T.
     
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    Dear customers. Wacha gonna do about it?

    Go piss up a rope. We need more cowbell.

    Ralph.
     
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    Ask Sprint, because they did the same thing. Upgrade fees were $18 and waived for new customers..new iPhone was coming to Sprint..fees jumped up to $36 for upgrade and new customers.
     
  14. brodas macrumors regular

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    They are trying to get their money back and it's bull crap
     
  15. Silenthillnight macrumors member

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    I wonder if this is considered a "policy change" so I can duck my etf.
     
  16. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    absolutely
     
  17. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    After I read this on Gizmodo, I was outraged! I wasn't happy with the $18 upgrade fee, but then they had to go and double it? I am saving up for the next gen iPhone (already have $176), and it outrages me that I need to add more! I could've used that money for front and back protectors! **** YOU AT&T!
     
  18. ad2435 macrumors member

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    the wireless carriers are going to start nickel and diming their customers to death just like the airlines.

    easy money.
     
  19. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's simple math - how many iPhone users upgrade their phones every year again? a million?

    1,000,000 x 36 = 36,000,000.00 in the bank!
     
  20. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Nope.
    You are not impacted by it unless you upgrade.
     
  21. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    I love att. I wish they would triplethe upgrade fee. I hate all you other customers hoggingmy bandwidth. :D
     
  22. Diode macrumors 68020

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    This pushes me to nix upgrading and pay outright for the phone...
     
  23. In Like Flynn macrumors regular

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    If you're not a cock on the phone, they can/and will, wave that fee as a one time courtesy ;)
    You gotta be nice though :)
     
  24. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    My thought exactly. Never signing another contract with them.
     
  25. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a

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    ATT is making it harder and harder for me to stay. This might just do it...
     

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