1. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    I have been with ATT for about 2 years. I was eligible for an upgrade so I took advantage of this with the 4s. I did the same for my wifes phone.

    When I signed up, I kept everything the same.

    I get my bill today and I am charged an $18 upgrade charge on both lines.

    I am also being charged a $15 4S unlimited data charge and a $30 4S unlimited data charge on each line.

    For the past two years, I have only been charged $30 unlimited data charge.

    Anyone else notice fraudulent charges on their bill this month?
    11-04-2011 07:22 AM
  2. Nanci's Avatar
    My bill was weird, too. It went from ~$89 for one line, unlimited data, unlimited text, 400 minutes to $115. I'm hoping it goes back down with the next bill. I saw the $18 upgrade fee, then credits for what I didn't use of that billing cycle with the old phone, plus charges for the remainder of the cycle with the new phone. There was some $15 federal BS something or other fee I didn't understand, too.
    11-04-2011 07:27 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    AT&T (and most/all other carriers) have always charged an $18 (or similar) "upgrade" fee for equipment upgrades. It's is ostensibly used to cover the cost of the "paperwork" for setting up the new equipment. My employee discount used to get those fees waived, but not for the past couple of years.

    BTW, I have never understood those fees for a GSM carrier - everything is done by the system - swap the SIM and let the system gather the new info (IEMI, etc). At least with a CDMA carrier, the rep actually has to do something.

    I have no clue what the other "fees" are.
    11-04-2011 09:18 AM
  4. iFizzgig's Avatar
    I have been with ATT for about 2 years. I was eligible for an upgrade so I took advantage of this with the 4s. I did the same for my wifes phone.

    When I signed up, I kept everything the same.

    I get my bill today and I am charged an $18 upgrade charge on both lines.

    I am also being charged a $15 4S unlimited data charge and a $30 4S unlimited data charge on each line.

    For the past two years, I have only been charged $30 unlimited data charge.

    Anyone else notice fraudulent charges on their bill this month?
    I have the same fees, except that there is also a line to adjust for $15. Since you probably activate your phone right on the 14th, the month was half over. When you switched phones, they upgraded your data plan from unlimited data to iPhone 4S unlimited data. In doing so, they probably refunded half the month of your original data plan and charged you for that half month for the iPhone 4S data plan. That would be from 10/14-10/28. The additional $30 data plan is for 10/29-11/28.

    If you are not seeing that $15 adjustment, I suggest you call AT&T and work it out with them. I seriously doubt that there is any fraud involved.

    - fizz
    11-04-2011 10:36 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...the $18 is always charged by AT&T for upgrades. I think it is terrible that they do this because they still get money from me monthly!
    11-04-2011 12:24 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    That sounds like proration all carriers do this when you change a plan or feature ... Although on my Verizon I don't get charged a fee for upgrade an of I dot change my plan or anything there is no proration ... Bit mine was simple a smart phone to a smart phone


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    11-04-2011 01:18 PM
  7. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    I called this morning.

    They waived the $18 fee for each line. I am actually surprised to see this. I purchased from Apple, I set up the phone myself, ATT didnt have to do anything, and they still tried to charge an upgrade fee????? What is the point of a contract, if you are charged a fee to upgrade?
    11-04-2011 08:24 PM
  8. bberrynewbie84's Avatar
    Verizon only charge a upgrade fee if you upgrade in a corporate store I think,its like 20 dollars.
    11-04-2011 08:34 PM
  9. Guacho's Avatar
    I bought the 4S at full price because i dont want to renew my contract, I wonder if they will charge me the 18 dollars activation fee..
    11-19-2011 08:28 AM
  10. iFizzgig's Avatar
    I bought the 4S at full price because i dont want to renew my contract, I wonder if they will charge me the 18 dollars activation fee..
    I suspect they will if it's an upgrade from your existing phone.

    - fizz
    11-19-2011 09:34 AM
  11. noaim's Avatar
    I have been with ATT for about 2 years. I was eligible for an upgrade so I took advantage of this with the 4s. I did the same for my wifes phone.

    When I signed up, I kept everything the same.

    I get my bill today and I am charged an $18 upgrade charge on both lines.

    I am also being charged a $15 4S unlimited data charge and a $30 4S unlimited data charge on each line.

    For the past two years, I have only been charged $30 unlimited data charge.

    Anyone else notice fraudulent charges on their bill this month?
    its because you did it in the middle of the month for the 15 data charge its prorated it will only be 30 next month
    11-19-2011 03:13 PM
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