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#26603 by chip
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:00 am
I already have an ooma core system at a summer house and it works great. Still have Vonage at my main home and am paying about $60/month for one number, one virtual number, and one fax line. A couple of years ago I paid about $40 for this. I am now paying about 1/3 of my total toward fees and taxes! (Many of there fees are per number) Just for fun, I've listed the fee and taxes portion of my current monthly Vonage bill below:

Regulatory and Compliance Fee $4.47
Emergency 911 Service Fee $2.98
Sales Tax $4.71
Federal Program Fee $4.13
State Excise Tax $1.38
Local Franchise Tax $1.25
County MCTD Surcharge Sec. 186 $0.32
State Franchise Surcharge
Sec. 184-Access $0.20
Local Transit Tax $0.20
County MCTD Surcharge Sec. 184 $0.07

My guess is that if I replace my Vonage with another ooma, this account account won't be considered an 'existing customer'. No biggie. So my questions are as follows: 1) Does ooma premier include the 'regulatory fee' or is that still separate? 2) Is the regulatory fee per account or per number?

#26605 by Groundhound
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:12 am
Here is the explanation posted on the blog page:

Here are the current T&C:

The fee for years two and beyond are by account, not number, AFAIK, and are separate from the cost of Premier.

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