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By Ben Popken

If you're upgrading or activating a device on AT&T Wireless, it's going to cost you a little more soon. And the cellphone service company is adding an entirely new fee for some no-contract subscribers.

Starting Aug. 1, AT&T will increase its activation fee from $40 to $45, company spokesman Fletcher Cook confirmed. The company will also add a $15 activation fee for AT&T Next customers. Under the Next plans customers can get a new phone and service plan by paying it off in monthly installments instead of with an upfront payment.

"We are making a few adjustments to our activation and upgrade fee structures," said Cook.

He added that the new fee will not affect any lines already on a Next plan before August 1st.

THE TAKEAWAY: If you were thinking about getting a new line or new phone with AT&T, you should act fast to avoid new fees.

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