If you are an AT&T customer that is ready for a new handset and aren’t eligible for a new 2-year upgrade and a full discount on a new device things are getting more expensive for you. AT&T is upping the early upgrade fee for many popular smartphones on its network including Android devices like the Atrix 4G.
BGR reports that AT&T has confirmed to it that the upgrade fees are being increased by $50 for a customer that upgrades to a new smartphone but isn’t eligible for the fully discounted offering. The upgrade fee increase will apply to all Android devices, the iPhone, and Windows Phones.
At the same time, the prices for the devices on a 1-year contract are increased by $150. AT&T notes that only people that don’t want a contract or who aren’t eligible for a new device are affected by the deal.