T-Mobile again charging $18 to upgrade

Look, T-Mobile, you're about to get a cool new Windows phone, so we're not gonna go all fire and brimstone on ya. But bringing back an $18 fee when we upgrade our phone just won't fly. The idea is to keep customers on your network. Your recent rate changes are a bit of a start. And certainly another $18 shouldn't keep that from happening, but it's kind of trite. Like airlines charging to check a bag. What we're saying is, you're better than that.

So we join our Android Central brethren in saying "Boo to the upgrade fee." And then we start scrounging for loose change as we await T-Mobile's successor to the venereable Dash.

Via TmoNews

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  • They'll probably drop it after the new device craze is over. When the Touch Pro 2 comes out I'll pay the $18 but I'll find some way to stick it to the man... like, like downloading a 100GB file or something :)
  • Sprint just did this to me...it's total BS!
  • Who can argue with T-Mobile's $39 unlimited incoming and outgoing call plan though. So long as you are able to score a Google Voice account you should be able to make back your $18 pretty quickly. Verizon's cheapest Friends/Family was somewhere over $60/mo if I remember.
  • I suspect that T-Mobile will likely drop the fee. In the current economic climate I think they will continue to move forward in a positive way. The windows mobile 6.5 updates and enhancements will be a huge success and I surely think T-Mobile will jump on the MS bandwagon and ride the wave.