AT&T adds new “mobility administrative” 61-cent fee to all monthly bills


AT&T customers can expect to pay a little more every month. The carrier has decided to add a 61-cent charge to each of their customers’ bills. Beginning May 1, the “Mobility Administrative Fee” is considered a “below-the-line” fee, meaning it appears with taxes and other surcharges at the bottom of a customer’s phone bill, below the service charges.

A charge of less than a dollar might sound insignificant, but when multiplied by all of the number of customers they have, it could add more than a half-billion dollars of revenue for AT&T. AT&T is quick to say that below-the-line charges are “consistent with similar fees charged by other carriers,” and that the revenue will “help cover certain expenses, such as interconnection and cell site rents and maintenance.”

Source: Wall Street Journal


  • Brie

    “help cover certain expenses, such as interconnection, CEO bonuses and cell site rents and maintenance.”

    There I fixed it.

  • Jon

    What a giant donkey load of BS

  • Joe

    THis is similar to what Sprint did in the past. But it opened the door for Sprint Customers to get out of the contract. Since the contract is been changed by the them. I know of several people that took advantage of the breach so here goes T&T opening same door and modifying the contract. For .61 cents they are going to loose many people wanting to get out of the contract, specially the ones wanting to go to T-Mobile and no contract cheaper rates.