AT&T cellular contract subscribers in the US are complaining after the company nearly tripled an “administrative fee” it charges for every contract line, Android Police reported.
The company previously charged a fee of $0.76 (±R10) per line, per month, which over the course of a two-year contract comes to over R240.
In the past six months, AT&T has hiked the fee to $1.99 (±R27), which is an extra $47.76 (±R640) on a contract over the two years it runs.
According to the report, AT&T’s administrative fee was raised in March by $0.54, and hiked again three months later – without it providing a reason for the increase.
AT&T’s website states that the fee helps cover certain expenses the network incurs, including:
- Interconnect charges AT&T and its agents pay to deliver calls from its network to subscribers on another network.
- Charges associated with cell site rents and maintenance.