Monthly bill: are there hidden fees?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Quantum paradox, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Quantum paradox macrumors newbie

    Quantum paradox

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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...
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    It's a bunch of crap.

    Don't pay it! :eek:

    Watch what happens...:p

    ;) :D
     
  3. cynics macrumors G3

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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....
     
  4. Quantum paradox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Quantum paradox

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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..
     
  5. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    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,
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    Expect around $10 in assorted taxes and surcharges for a $50 phone plan. It all depends on the carrier.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    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.
     
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  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    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
     

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