Taxes on Ooma vs Other VOIP

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cmjacobsen
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Taxes on Ooma vs Other VOIP

Post by cmjacobsen » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:03 pm

As a Ooma user I must pay $3.47 a month in regulatory taxes and fees. How do other VOIP providers (Magic Jack) get away with zero taxes?

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Re: Taxes on Ooma vs Other VOIP

Post by lbmofo » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:50 pm

With Vonage, the tax is $7.53 per month for my area. MagicJack is $20 a year with all them annoying ads on the computer.
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Re: Taxes on Ooma vs Other VOIP

Post by murphy » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:23 am

cmjacobsen wrote:As a Ooma user I must pay $3.47 a month in regulatory taxes and fees. How do other VOIP providers (Magic Jack) get away with zero taxes?
MJ claims that it is a multi-media experience, not a phone company. How long they can continue to get away with that is up to the FCC and the individual state regulators. Vonage had no taxes when I started using it 7 years ago. The taxes were there when I dumped it for Ooma.
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