Strapped for cash? You could get a job and work for it. Or you could opt for the freeloader approach and ask your parents for a “nonrefundable” loan. The latter example is a bit how I feel about AT&T’s newest fee that has been tacked onto post paid contracts.
The fee, $0.61 a month, started on May 1st and amounts to $7.32 a year, a figure that hardly affords one a brewski at a bar. For the most part this fee will go unnoticed by many consumers. However, when you consider that AT&T has over 70 million post paid customers, they’re netting a quick $512,400,000 more a year from something they’re calling a “mobility administrative fee“.
It’s impossible for anyone to verify the validity of the fee, though AT&T says that it will “help cover certain expenses, such as interconnection and cell site rents and maintenance.” I suppose it’s not worth making a big stink about, but I’m sure all AT&T customers wouldn’t mind seeing a tangible representation of this new fee, such as improved service, better customer service, or faster data speeds where they were once dismal.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."