High Speed Internet Equipment Fee
I ordered AT&T Uverse internet as a self-install (no TV or phone, just internet). There was a one-time equipment fee of $100.
After some problems with installation and delays in getting service, AT&T agreed to waive the equipment fee. However, I just got my first bill and notice a $7 monthly charge for "High Speed Internet Equipment Fee." Does this mean I will be charged $7 a month instead of the one-time $100 fee? Or does it mean had I paid the $100 one-time fee I still would've been charged the $7 monthly fee?
I'd rather pay $100 once then $7 per month indefinitely, but the whole point of not paying the $100 equipment fee was AT&T's way of making it up to me for a botched installation experience. Am I now paying MORE for equipment?
I just want to make sense of this fee to make sure I'm not getting ripped off.