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Metro Raises Fees After Promising Not To

T-Mobile _ NWIDAT-Mobile keeps promising not to raise prices, but once again, they’ve raised fees to the customer – and they continue to cut out the dealers who built the business.

Back in October, 2000 Metro stopped paying dealers a fee to accept in-store payments. This didn’t decrease any income to the dealers, but certainly increased the cost – both in labor costs to process the payment AND hard-costs as the dealers had to pay the credit or debit card processing fee with no income.

In August of 2021 (see here) Metro raised that rate to their customers to $4.00

And now, after slamming Verizon and AT&T for raising prices (as seen here in Fierce Wireless) and promising not to raise prices, T-Mobile is raising the “fee” to pay in-store – another 25% to $5.00 – as confirmed in this Facebook post:

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One comment on “Metro Raises Fees After Promising Not To

This comes after T-Mobile also failed merger obligations to honor Japan Plan, Sprint Open World, Static IP, and Sprint Drive Unlimited for customers. We’re still hoping someone on r/JapanPlan files a formal FCC complaint – the group has even committed to paying the $540 filing fees for anyone that does.


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