One time upgrade fee?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    when did this start? and what the heck is it for?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    For which carrier?

    ATT has been doing it for years.
     
  3. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Started a long time ago with AT&T, however up until recently you could always get it removed. Now the only way is to get the NEXT program.
     
  4. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sprint,

    i don't ever remember seeing an upgrade fee of $35
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't speak for sprint, but as I mentioned ATT has done that, and don't forget the activation fee as well - they like to nickel and dime you to death.
     
  6. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    If we choose the Tmoble contract free iPhone option couldn't we then take the sim out of current 5/5s and just pop in the in 6/6+ and everything would work fine?
     
  7. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok thanks, I just wanted to make sure i was not getting screwed, I didn't remember paying a $35 fee when I got my 4S a few years back.
     
  8. vitacura macrumors regular

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    Also some FAN programs have the fee waived. Wish I could find out which ones.
     
  9. beaver82 macrumors member

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    I heard that Best Buy does not charge an upgrade fee for Verizon? Can anyone validate this?
     
  10. brand macrumors 601

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    If you're not eligible for the FAN what would be the benefit of knowing about it?
     
  11. vitacura macrumors regular

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    There are several I am eligible for, last I checked at least 4. Other family members the same, so would be nice to know.
     
  12. brand macrumors 601

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    If you you are eligible for the FAN then you should be able to find out what the benefits of each of them are.
     
  13. vitacura macrumors regular

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    The last couple times I asked the AT&T employees were less than helpful and only mentioned the discount percentage, they said there were no FAN plans that avoided the activation fee. Same when I called AT&T. Very frustrating, but oh well. I don't think any of ours have that feature, but still would like to know which ones do. AT&T has been pretty secretive about those.
     
  14. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Most all FAN plans waive the activation fee. I've been on a number of them over the years (Colleges, work, State, USPS etc).
     

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