ATT clearly states activation fees are refunded/not charged if phone is returned within 3 days. However, a tricky thing is pre orders. My contract reset on Sept 14 2012 as "new contract" date when I pre ordered iPhone last Friday. Obviously there is a 2 week delay in shipping. It's "preparing for shipment" so I can't cancel order. On hold with Apple right now for a long time trying to cancel order but probably can't since it's preparing for shipment. Anyways, since I probably can't return the phone until it's delivered. I won't open it. Will ATT refund me the 3 day activation fee of $36. When does the "3 day activation fee" actually start? I went and added another line today at apple retail store this afternoon. So don't need the iphone I ordered online.