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One time charges

I am a long time customer of ATT with multiple phones and tablets on my account. Recently, I upgraded one phone and added a new line. The rep at the ATT store advised me there would be a $39 activation and $38 upgrade charge on my bill but, once I saw the charges on my bill, to call customer service and ask for a courtesy credit for the charges as I am such a long time customer. I knew about this because ATT had always given me a courtesy credit for upgrades and new lines. However, when I called customer service, I was told they did not give credits. I asked for a supervisor and was disconnected three times and twice held for over 60 minutes before being disconnected again. Today, I was able to reach a supervisor who told me he could not issue credits, either.  I pay quite a bit to ATT each month and have been very happy with the service until now. I cant image that it would be worth $76 to lose a customer - any ideas who I can contact?

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ACE - Expert

Re: One time charges

From what I understand, AT&T will no longer waive those fees. If you decide to go elsewhere, they charge those fees also. It is an industry wide fee (at least on the major providers).
This is a user to user forum. I am a user, just like almost everyone else on the site.
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Re: One time charges

Are you serious? They told you in advance there are fees, and you agreed to it. You can't just go back on your word when it's time to pay.

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Former Employee

Re: One time charges

Hello, Sollarsl!


Thank you for your post!


I'm sorry to hear about the confusion surrounding your upgrade/activation fee. This fee is to allow us to assist customers with recommending new equipment, answering questions around special offers and discounts, providing assistance with the upgrade process if needed, and ongoing support. These specialized processes help us to ensure you are satisfied with your new equipment and are ready to use it the day you receive it.


I hope that helps explain the fee.


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