Tax and fee went up again

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ply3908
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Tax and fee went up again

Post by ply3908 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:05 pm

I have used ooma for a year. My fee went up from 3.47 to 3.77 (Feb 2012) to 5.46 (Aug 2012). Ooma will not be cheap in couple years...

Description Amount
Regulatory Compliance Fee (what's this?) $1.78
911 Service Fee (what's this?) $1.59
Federal Universal Service Charge (what's this?) $0.35
State and local taxes, fees and surcharges (what's this?)
Details
$1.74
Total: $5.46

murphy
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Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:49 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Tax and fee went up again

Post by murphy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:41 am

Those are all standard fees for phone service.
Here is the list from my Verizon Budget Service land line bill.

Federal Excise Tax $0.44
Telecommunications Relay Service $0.08
E911 $1.00
PA Gross Receipts Tax Surcharge $0.38
Federal Subscriber Line and Access Recovery Charge $6.20
Federal Universal Service Fee $0.97

Total $9.07

In comparison the charge for the phone line is $8.13.

The taxes and fees cost more than the phone line.
Customer since January 2009
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx

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