Rats. It looks like T-Mobile is bringing back upgrade fees. This is a bit of a downer since it comes off the rather good news of T-Mobile changing some rate plans and also reverses the news we reported back in December about upgrade fees being gone forever.

Though the $18 upgrade fee isn't necessarily a dealbreaker for those looking to upgrade their handsets, it's certainly annoying to have to shell out money for no tangible reason. It's as if the carriers just decided that they could charge, so they charge. Sigh.

Boo to the upgrade fee.

[via tmonews]


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T-Mobile Bringing Back Upgrade Fees


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