T-Mobile simple plan iPhoners, how much tax are you paying?

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  1. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    Was told by a Tmobile agent that the taxes on the simple plan is not as much as other companies due to paying for your phone upfront, etc. Any who, which plan do you have? $50/60/70, how much extra are you paying in taxes and what state are you in? Thanks
     
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  3. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Especially since I might need to upgrade, buy a mifi device or call up the cable company.
     
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    Don't have the T-Mobil iphone 5, but in my area of Florida (Dunedin), I pay a whopping 25.6% Taxes/Fee's each month on a fixed service plan. Of course some are State, City, Emergency 911 Fee's, and some are for low income people, and we pay for their free cellphones, and minutes. At the moment, I pay on $29.00 for a senior ctz discount for 200 minutes ;) Waiting for the iPhone 5S and it will be much higher with same 200 minutes and 2 GB plan
     

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  5. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im in NYC so its probably the same if not more.
     
  6. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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    Ill be able to tell you once I get my first bill on June 7 :)
     
  7. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I figured I'd get some answers from April 12th iPhone owners especially since they tell you the total way before bill cycle ends. Keep me posted. I still have until the end if I need to upgrade.
     
  8. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Signed up on April 12th.

    My taxes on the first bill: $9.28
     
  9. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's great. By chance do you know your usual state tax on cellphones?

    The guy did tell me it should be $10 in NYC.
     
  10. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    State Service Communication Tax (part of the $9.28 total) is $5.37

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    or are you asking for something else?
     
  11. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is from last year. Couldn't find this years to save my life http://www.mywireless.org/state-issues/state-tax-rankings/
     
  12. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    I'm in NYC and I pay between $9 and $10 for the tax and fee charges on my phone bill.
     
  13. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!!!! Makes my decision for upgrading much easier getting the facts. Thanks.
     
  14. evetdma macrumors newbie

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    Im in NYC so its probably the same if not more.[​IMG]
     
  15. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's mainly by percentage so the amount will be depending upon the price of the plan.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That Tmobile agent didn't know what he was talking about.
    The taxes on your monthly wireless service has nothing to do weather you paid your phone upfront or not.
     
  17. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So please explain them to me.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Like you mentioned above they depend on the amount of your monthly bill. Its a set percentage and then your local and state taxes will vary from other users.
    Tmobile should be able to give you a pretty close estimate on how much that will be per billing cycle.
     
  19. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    The phone has no effect on your monthly payments because you are charged the sales tax on the full price of the phone when you make your down payment. The monthly $20 phone payments are a flat $20. Taxes/fees only come from the rate plan.
     

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