Take a look at the Taxes on AT&T :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by powerbook911, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I just downloaded my "Service Summary" from att.com/wireless, log into your account, and you can download this 10+ page PDF document.

    I'm on the $59.99 including the $20 in there, so 39.99 voice.

    Well, the taxes and fees come to $11.64 plus $2.95 in other ones, for a total of $14.59 every month! My last phone was $59.99 and the fees totaled only $5.50 per month.

    This is crazy. $14.59 a month. What does AT&T have particularly high fees or something? Well obviously I'm not going to call this a "deal breaker," cause I'm going to keep my phone, but $14.59 sure is more than I was paying in taxes and fees, for the same amount of service. A bit upsetting.

    911 alone is $3.15!!! On my last phone it was like 49 cents!
  2. whawhat macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    i was actually wondering the same thing. had t-mobile before switching over to cingular and the taxes were/are ridiculous....
  3. sbrownla macrumors regular

    May 28, 2007

    Just wait 'til ya get your first bill. I've just learned to ignore ATT's additional charges and bend over for them--seriously.

    It's the price we pay for good technology.
  4. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004
    Don't forget the $18.99 setup fee. Nobody has seen that yet. I was told this by the ATT rep at Radio shack.
  5. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    This is insane this is phone service not highway robbery. with the 79.99 plan it seems like my monthly bill is going to be well over 100 dollars + activation fee and only 900 minutes a month sign.
  6. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    I thought it was $36, $59 plus fee's will be more like $70 month for the lite talkers, that's $2+ a day
  7. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    It's $75 a month for me on the 59 plan. :(
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    So your old and new cell phones plans had the same area code, and the surcharges were substantially different between T-Mo and AT&T? That's really interesting... I knew it varied greatly by area code, but I didn't know it varied by company.

    I have T-Mo, and the charges on $45 worth of plan (minutes + text package) = about $5.
  9. hatcher146 macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2007
    north carolina
    how? you mean with the $14.95 in taxes? is that all? what else is with that?
  10. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    On Verizon the charges on an $85 plan are about $15. That is a pure voice (family) plan. So those seem higher but not terribly so.
  11. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yeah that is what I experienced great increase in taxes/fees on AT&T.
  12. noone macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2006
    I am finding it impossible to find this summary. I followed the steps their FAQ says to but it is not there. Am I missing something important, or am I just blind?
  13. Goldenbear macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Yeah, they get you on the "Taxes & Fees", most of which are State and Federal taxes/fees that are pass on to us. Does anyone still think corporations pay taxes?

    My $80 Family Plan costs me roughly $105 :mad:
  14. Jimmyz macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    ATT told me I am on the cheapest plan at 50 a month... so for me its 50 for minutes + 30 for iphone + 10 for second line + taxes, so it comes to just over 100 a month. sucks...

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