Monthly bill: are there hidden fees?

Quantum paradox

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Nov 3, 2012
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if i were to get an iphone with a 50$ monthly plan, how much would i pay once taxes and everything is included, assuming i dont go over my minutes/data usage? I heard there was some sort of "consumer electronics/administration" tax that would jack my bill up to over 70$. is this true or just a bunch of crap? I live in Ontario Canada if that helps...
 

Shrink

macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
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New England, USA
if i were to get an iphone with a 50$ monthly plan, how much would i pay once taxes and everything is included, assuming i dont go over my minutes/data usage? I heard there was some sort of "consumer electronics/administration" tax that would jack my bill up to over 70$. is this true or just a bunch of crap? I live in Ontario Canada if that helps...
It's a bunch of crap.

Don't pay it! :eek:

Watch what happens...:p

;) :D
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
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Depends on your carrier. I got a tablet with Verizon once and my data plan was supposed to be 35 a month and it was 35.49....can't complain....
 

Quantum paradox

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Nov 3, 2012
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35.49?! That's a deal breaker right there!! lol thanks guys, i figured as much, just wanted to be sure..
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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35.49?! That's a deal breaker right there!! lol thanks guys, i figured as much, just wanted to be sure..
Tablet plans are not subject to the myriad of taxes and fees that voice plans are. They usually represent between 20-30% depending on municipalities involved in the US.

Cheers,
 

Bear

macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
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Sol III - Terra
if i were to get an iphone with a 50$ monthly plan, how much would i pay once taxes and everything is included, assuming i dont go over my minutes/data usage? I heard there was some sort of "consumer electronics/administration" tax that would jack my bill up to over 70$. is this true or just a bunch of crap? I live in Ontario Canada if that helps...
Expect around $10 in assorted taxes and surcharges for a $50 phone plan. It all depends on the carrier.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
I can't comment specifically on laws in Canada, but I know that in the states they tack on various taxes, not just a sales or service tax. 911 fees are included as well. IME it has been about ten percent of my standard service costs.
 

Jessica Lares

macrumors G3
Oct 31, 2009
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Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Here's the AT&T one:

Surcharges and Other Fees

Administrative Fee $0.61
Federal Universal Service Charge $1.92
Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge $0.45
State Cost-Recovery Fee $0.40
Texas Universal Service $1.23

Total Surcharges and Other Fees $4.61

Government Fees and Taxes

9-1-1 Service Fee $0.50
911 Equalization Surcharge $0.06
City Sales Tax $0.20
TX State Sales Tax $0.63
TX State Sales Tax - Telecom $2.94

Total Government Fees and Taxes $4.33