Check your phone bill

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Tyme2fish, May 19, 2008.

  1. Tyme2fish

    Tyme2fish New Member

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    Have you ever really looked at your phone bill? I think this was posted before, but here's a rundown on my land line bill.

    Basic flat rate service $11.51 that's my basic bill, HOWEVER HERE WE GO
    Federal Access charge 5.53
    9-1-1 Emerg System
    Billing for Floyd County .68
    Fed Universal Service Fee .56 Isn't that included in Fed Access System?
    IN Universal Service
    surcharge .06
    Telecommunications
    Relay Service .03

    Federal tax at 3% .53

    State Tax at 6% $1.59

    Total $19.96 of which $8.45 is some sort of tax or "service" charge.

    That's about 42% tax on your phone bill multiplied by x phone's in the U.S.:angry::angry:
     
  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I hear theres gonna be a hangup tax soon. :angry: :roll_eyes:
     

  3. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Some difference on our cable phone bill. The cable phone is $34.95, includes unlimited local and long distance, caller ID, call waiting, etc.

    Fees and Taxes
    911 Service fee $.75
    FCC user fee $.06
    Franchise fee $1.71
    Universal service fee $.57
    Sales tax (8%) $2.80.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Rob its sad, but if you got it they will try to take it. Most of us don't really know where all those fees end up. Good thread.
     
  5. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    man I get a headach every time I look at my phone bill........I reckon I'ma just gonna go ta using my cell and disconnect the regular line, maybe save enough pennies ta buy an extra gallon of gas each week fer my boat...........:cool2:
     
  6. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I dont use have that stuff, maybe I can 1099 them back, or make up my own charges like wasting my time charge.
     
  7. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    That is exactly what I did back in 2003. I thought it was rediculous to spend all that money on a land line when everybody I know would be calling me on my cell phone. So I just cancelled my land line service and haven't ever looked back.

    Now adays, you can virtually talk to anybody for free on your cell phone. They have all kinds of calling plans that will accomodate anybodies calling needs. (No I am in no way being paid by a cell phone company :smile2:)
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Unfortunately ,I have a CO OP phone service and its now around 100.00 a month,But it combines long distance any whear ,local, and DSL internet service,If I didnt use em as my land line ,I wouldn't have the BOC .:wink: