How much do you pay for your iPhone plan after tax?

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  1. uricmu macrumors member

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    I'm considering buying a 3Gs and I'm trying to figure out how much I'll end up paying over what I pay today (a voice-only plan with a nice discount from AT&T and the old messaging rates where I don't pay for incoming texts).

    The iPhone voice plan is 39.99$ and the data plan is 30$. How much is the total when you add in all the taxes? Let's assume I don't add a messaging plan and don't send/receive any.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It will vary according to state, but it normally ranges between $2.70 to $4.00 in tax to your monthly phone bill.
     
  3. uricmu thread starter macrumors member

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    I just looked at the bills for my wife's G1 iPhone (so she has the old plan that included unlimited and test messaging; an equivalent 3Gs would be 15$ more). We live in PA. Is it as bad in other places?

    She pays about $10 extra:

    Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge 0.88
    Federal Universal Service Charge 1.35
    State Gross Receipts Surcharge 3.44
    TOTAL CREDITS, ADJUSTMENTS & OTHER CHARGES $5.67

    Government Fees & Taxes
    911 Service Fee 1.00
    PA State Sales Tax 4.12
    TOTAL GOVERNMENT FEES & TAXES $5.12
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Alot! I pay more or less $5 on taxes. Let me pull up my bill to give exact amounts.
     
  5. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    My plan is $89.99 per month (450 minutes, iPhone data, unlimited texts) and then I have a 20% discount and after all is said and done I pay $82.90 per month. It shows around $7.50 for taxes, I'm in NY.
     
  6. uricmu thread starter macrumors member

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    What's interesting is that the 5% PA "Gross receipts surcharge" is:

    "applied to all in-state and state-to-state long distance services"

    However, at this rate it goes over the whole service (voice + data)
     
  7. uricmu thread starter macrumors member

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    How do you keep your 20% discount? My wife had a 20% discount before she moved to the iPhone (she was with ATT before), and she automatically lost the discount and there was no way to argue that.

    It's one of the reasons I haven't switched yet, I liked having my 20% on my voice line. With another phone from AT&T, I could keep my discount.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Nation 450 $39.00
    iPhone Data + 200 $20.00

    Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge $0.83
    Federal Universal Service Charge $1.28
    State Public Utility Surcharge $0.11

    CA Advanced Services Fund (CASF) $0.15
    CHCF A $0.08
    CHCF B $0.15
    Relay Service Device Fund $0.12
    State 911 Tax $0.21
    Teleconnect Fund $0.05
    Universal Lifeline $0.71

    Total Taxes and Adjustments $3.69

    Total Cost $63.68
     
  9. uricmu thread starter macrumors member

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    With so few taxes, no wonder you guys are going bankrupt :)

    It turns out that PA double-taxes phone service - once via sales tax (6-7%), and once via this "gross receipts tax" of 5%. So we pay 12% tax on cellphone service.

    The state senate tried to repeal it in 2005, but then they didn't...
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yeah I hear ya. Yet, Teh Governator™ is still working on how to make money without raising taxes.
     
  11. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    Somewhere on ATT's website you can see how much taxes are for your state.
     
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    Credits, Adjustments & Other Charges

    Activation Fee 36.00 Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge 1.25 Federal Universal Service Charge 2.33 MI State Sales Surcharge 5.39 National Account Discount -11.55 TOTAL CREDITS, ADJUSTMENTS & OTHER CHARGES [​IMG] $33.42 Government Fees & Taxes

    9-1-1 Service Fee 0.19 TOTAL GOVERNMENT FEES & TAXES [​IMG] $0.1
     
  13. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    The discount, though they can vary from company to company, usually applies only to the voice - so when you add an iphone, you get the X% off the voice but not the data. Thats how my plan was for the longest time - 20% off voice only. However recently my company went exclusivly att (for some dumb reason we used verizon, sprint, tmobile AND att???) and now we get 25% off voice AND iphone 3G data. Hence why I upgraded to 3G - my monthly bill is the same and I sold my 2G phone for $7 more than a new 3GS costs :) I made money to upgrade :)
     
  14. uricmu thread starter macrumors member

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    How are you all getting the national account discounts???
     
  15. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Except we still have to pay sales tax on the full unsubsidized price. :(

    This is mine for last month with the old iPhone data plan:
    Usage Charges $1.74
    Credits/Adjustments/Other Charges $3.75
    Government Fees & Taxes $2.03
    Total: $7.52

    I have FamilyTalk Nation 550 and since the other line doesn't have a data plan, that's where the $1.74 came from (174k of data, ugh!). Took me a minute to figure that out since it couldn't be from my iPhone.
     
  16. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    We have 3 iPhones on a 450 min plan and unlimited family messaging for $190-200ish. This is also with a 15% school discount.
     
  17. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    Two iPhones sharing 900 minutes and we pay $109.** after tax.
     
  18. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    Individual 450 minute plan, iPhone data plan, unlimited texting:
    $88 per month after taxes/fees.

    Family plan, 1 blackberry w/out data plan, 2 iPhone data plans, unlimited family texting:
    $164 per month after taxes/fees,
     
  19. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    We get raped in Arizona. Over $10/month in taxes on the BASE rate plan
     
  20. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    around 82 dollars. for some reason it fluctuates every month
     

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