A reliable source has informed us that AT&T intends to raise its upgrade and activation fee from $20, to $25 on January 20. This move follows news that Verizon is doing the same, but its fee costs customers $30.
This fee is paid whenever a new device is purchased and activated, meaning as long as you already have service and don’t intend on getting a new phone anytime soon, you won’t be seeing any changes to your bill until the time comes for you to get a new phone.
Currently, the 2-year activation fee for tablets and wearables will remain at $45.
We have reached out to AT&T for confirmation and more details. We will update this post once we have heard back.
UPDATE: AT&T confirmed the change to us, adding that they are are “making a minor adjustment to [their] activation and upgrade fees.”