Earlier rumors in the industry have been confirmed by AT&T that they will raise their early-upgrade pricing on Android smartphones and all other smartphones as well. Early upgrades on all smartphones will now cost a whopping $150 more if you upgrade before your contract has expired, or $50 more if you get the phone out-of-contract. An AT&T spokesperson had this to say,
”We’ve updated our early upgrade and no commitment price points for smartphones and feature phones,” an AT&T spokesperson told BGR. “Only customers who are not yet upgrade eligible or who do not want to sign a contract are impacted. As mobile devices become more sophisticated, their cost goes up. This change reflects the increased costs, while still allowing us to offer customers the latest device before they qualify. We’re happy to discuss individual account and upgrade needs one-on-one with customers.”
Source: BGR