AT&T Set to Double Their Upgrade Fee to $36?

AT&T Set to Double Their Upgrade Fee to $36?

AT&T is reportedly slated to increase their device upgrade costs from $18 to $36 this coming Sunday, February 12.

Because the overall costs associated with upgrading to a new device have increased, effective Sunday, February 12, 2012, AT&T will change its upgrade fee from $18 to $36

Just my luck. I’m due for an upgrade, and I’ve been chomping at the bit to try a Windows phone, as evidenced by Dan and Judie’s saga of their HTC Titan usage. Speaking for myself, it’s just unfortunate that by the time I want to try out the Titan II or the Nokia 900 I’ll be paying a lot more than I anticipated.

In a message to Boy Genius Report, AT&T stated

Wireless devices today are more sophisticated than ever before. And because of that, the costs associated with upgrading to a new device have increased and is reflected in our new upgrade fee.

Really? While it’s true the fees have remained stagnant for nearly a decade, I’d be curious to hear what would really warrant such a large jump in upgrade fees, and I’m sure I’m not alone.

What say you, dear readers?

[via BGR]

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