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Sprint raising Upgrade Fee to $36 starting September 9th

Just a day after one of our staff members reported on Sprint raising the price on early termination fees on select devices, they are back at it again. Sprint will be hiking their “upgrade fee” price from the existing cost of $18 to $36 starting September 9th. The “upgrade fee” is a one-time cost that subscribers pay when they upgrade their handsets with Sprint. This charge almost seems comical because it simply charges consumers more money to commit to a carrier even longer. AT&T and T-Mobile also share in the practice of charging upgrade fees, while Verizon Wireless does not charge such a fee for existing customers to upgrade their handsets. More details inside.

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AT&T LG Thrill coming September 4th

The LG Thrill will be in AT&T stores starting September 4th. The carrier has confirmed that right on Twitter. The Thrill will be another glasses-free 3D smartphone, the first on AT&T, and will be priced at $99 with contract.

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Motorola Pro Plus announced

Motorola is launching a new smartphone called the Motorola Pro+. The device comes in on the low range of specs for a smartphone. It has a 1GHz processor, 3.1-inch VGA display with a resolution of 640×480, 512MB of Ram, 4G of internal storage, and a 5 Megapixel camera. The device will be running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and has a 1600 mAh battery which should give us ample amount of battery life for what the device includes.

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