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      04-05-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Lesson learned, check your misc cell phone fees

Every now and then I get curious, and apparently should have checked this one earlier, my miscellaneous cell phone fees:


North Carolina State-911 Tax $0.60
North Carolina State-Sales Tax $2.45
North Carolina State-TRS Charge $0.09
Pennsylvania State-911 Tax $1.00
Pennsylvania State-Sales Tax $2.35
Allegheny County-Sales Tax $0.39
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$6.88


I go, hmmmm why do I have all these north carolina charges. Contact sprint, they have no idea, it seems that they randomly put these on my bill many months ago. Way to go Sprint!
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      04-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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      04-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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Fed Universal Service Charge $2.54
Regulatory Charge $0.13
Administrative Charge $0.83
CA State P.U.C. Fee $0.11
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Verizon Wireless Surcharges Total $3.61


CA State 911 Fee $0.41
CA State High Cost Fund (B) $0.28
CA Teleconnect Fund Surcharge $0.05
Lifeline Surcharge - CA $0.73
CA Relay Servc/ Comm Device Fund $0.13
LA City UUT $10.33
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Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fess Total $11.93


I don't ask questions any more. I just pay them ...My blood pressure and my time are more important.
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      04-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #4
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I just give the bill to my dad
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      04-05-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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I just give the bill to my dad
I am gonna start doing the same from next month. I hope your Dad won't mind.
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      04-05-2011, 08:36 PM   #6
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      04-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #7
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Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge 0.60
Federal Universal Service Charge 1.98
State Public Utility Surcharge 0.08
National Account Discount -7.00
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TOTAL CREDITS, ADJUSTMENTS & OTHER CHARGES" -$4.34


Government Fees & Taxes
CHCF B 0.19
Relay Service Device Fund 0.08
State 911 Tax 0.21
Teleconnect Fund 0.03
Universal Lifeline 0.49
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TOTAL GOVERNMENT FEES & TAXES: $1.00
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^ wtf is the national account discount????
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      04-06-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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^ wtf is the national account discount????
lol. i have no freaking idea... i think its because i work at a university.
remember signing for some kinda of discount last year. had to add my work email to the AT&T account for verification.

i believe UC students are also included.
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are any of mine weird? they seem ok to me..

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Federal Subscriber Line Charge: $26.22
Rate Surcharge $2.63CR
State Regulatory Fee: .36
Federal Universal Service Fee: .54

Govt. Fees and Taxes:
Ca High Cost Fun B and Ca Advanced Svc Fund: .91
California Teleconnect Fund Surcharge: .16
Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Surcharge: 2.30 (this one sounds funny
CA Relay Service and Communications Devices Fund: .14
911 Emergency System .14
Federal 1.02
Local 4.86
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      04-06-2011, 12:54 PM   #11
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are any of mine weird? they seem ok to me..

Surcharges and Other Fees
Federal Subscriber Line Charge: $26.22
Rate Surcharge $2.63CR
State Regulatory Fee: .36
Federal Universal Service Fee: .54

Govt. Fees and Taxes:
Ca High Cost Fun B and Ca Advanced Svc Fund: .91
California Teleconnect Fund Surcharge: .16
Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Surcharge: 2.30 (this one sounds funny
CA Relay Service and Communications Devices Fund: .14
911 Emergency System .14
Federal 1.02
Local 4.86

welcome to California:
http://www.ucan.org/blog/wireless_wa..._services_bill

They must have knocked up the percent or something, 2.30 does sound high if it's supposed to be 1-2%
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      04-06-2011, 03:08 PM   #12
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welcome to California:
http://www.ucan.org/blog/wireless_wa..._services_bill

They must have knocked up the percent or something, 2.30 does sound high if it's supposed to be 1-2%
total bill is around 280, 5 lines, 3 iphones on there
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      04-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #13
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Credits, Adjustments & Other Charges
Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge 0.60
Federal Universal Service Charge 1.87
State Public Utility Surcharge 0.07
National Account Discount -28.00
Mobile Purchases & Downloads: Communication Charges 9.99
TOTAL CREDITS, ADJUSTMENTS & OTHER CHARGES -$15.47

Government Fees & Taxes
CHCF B 0.19
Relay Service Device Fund 0.08
State 911 Tax 0.22
Teleconnect Fund 0.04
Universal Lifeline 0.50
County Utility Users Tax 3.45
TOTAL GOVERNMENT FEES & TAXES $4.48
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      04-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #14
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I don't ask questions any more. I just pay them ...My blood pressure and my time are more important.

Agreed. It would help if they didn't make the damn bills some cryptic message that you have to study years to completely understand.
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