Need help understanding AT&T CSS bill

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by huongvu91, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. huongvu91 macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    Today AT&T send this estimated 1st month bill to me.

    Can someone tell me what do those mean:
    - Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge
    - Federal Universal Service Fund
    - State Universal Service Fund
    - Other AT&T Surcharges
    - State and Local Tax (How come it's higher than California's local tax which is 8.75%)
    - 911 Fee

    And which one of them will reappear on my 2nd month's bill?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    They will all appear on your next month's bill and on every single bill thereafter. Those are the "cell phone taxes" that you have to pay. The number listed is just an estimate though, it could be lower depending on where your area code is located but if it's Florida, Illinois, Washington or New York, expect to possibly pay more.

    If your area code is in one of the high-cost metropolitan areas, you will be paying more than just the local tax rate. The local fees are charged by area code, NOT by where you currently live.
  3. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    they are there to stay with you until you decide to go caveman and have no more cellphone :D
  5. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    WOW, you pay a lot in taxes.

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