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

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

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    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

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    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

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    Well...

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    how? you mean with the $14.95 in taxes? is that all? what else is with that?
     
  10. yippy macrumors 68020

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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