1. ralvin's Avatar
    I was annoyed to find out that AT&T charged me a $36 activation fee for activating the iPhone. I don't think there is anything I can do about it. It is kind of annoying, on top of the $300 + tax for the 3GS.
    07-23-2009 02:14 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    This is common practice for most cell carriers when you activate a new line.
    07-23-2009 02:16 PM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    This is common practice for most cell carriers when you activate a new line.
    The annoying thing is they charge this even when you have been a customer for 10 years and just get a new phone. It's to cover the cost of setting up your new phone or something. It's just BS to pad their losses on the subsidized cost of the phone. I just factor it into the price of the phone when buying.
    07-23-2009 02:47 PM
  4. ericUT's Avatar
    Activation fees are extremely obnoxious.

    Like Justin said, it's just a way to help recover costs for subsidizing the phone and for all the administrative costs of setting up a new account (the eventual customer service calls and SIM cards being jsut a few of these)
    07-23-2009 04:55 PM
  5. jamesus's Avatar
    The annoying thing is they charge this even when you have been a customer for 10 years and just get a new phone. It's to cover the cost of setting up your new phone or something. It's just BS to pad their losses on the subsidized cost of the phone. I just factor it into the price of the phone when buying.
    Agree 100% with this.
    07-24-2009 06:06 PM
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