AT&T recently announced that they would be raising their activation fees for their customers who are choosing a two year activation form $36 to $40. Now of course whenever one of the wireless companies changes activation fees the other carriers will follow their exact move and increase theirs. However this time, instead of following their move T-Mobile's John Legere is doing something different. He is calling them out on it for not following their ways.
T-Mobile recently decided to do away with fees for its customers such as overage charges, and John Legere is making fun of AT&T for doing the opposite of them. Now we know that Mr Legere likes to troll the other carriers and call them out on their bad decisions via his Twitter account, which is his favorite way to bash his opponents. Now AT&T is raising the activation fees for any customer who decides to do a two year contract. So the activation fee increase is more of a way to get customers to move to the AT&T Next plan. With AT&T's Next Plan waves all activation fees when going to it. This is something I guess Legere missed when he read the news bit.
In an interview with FierceWireless AT&T stated, "Customers looking for a great value can get it with AT&T Next and Mobile Share Value plans," "With AT&T Next, customers can get a new device every year for $0 down, plus no activation, financing or upgrade fees. Customers choosing a 2-year contract plan will experience a four-dollar activation fee increase beginning June 8. Customers on 2-year plans choosing to upgrade to a new device will experience a four-dollar upgrade fee increase beginning June 8." I am pretty sure we will hear more from John Legere on this situation and plenty more things that AT&T Plans on doing, stay tuned!