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AT&T Adds 61-Cent Admin Fee to All Customers

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I noticed that before. And this really sucks for one reason...


May 23, 2013, 4:33 PM
The main reasoning I always gave behind the upgrade fee was that it replaced the administrative fee.

Stop tacking on fees!

May 23, 2013, 6:04 PM
Asking a wireless service provider to stop tacking on fees is as effective as asking the government to stop raising taxes.
T Bone

May 23, 2013, 8:00 PM
Especially since the one is caused by the other.....when government taxes a business, the business passes it on to the consumer by raising prices.

I don't know if that is what happened here.....but the vast majority of those 'fees' are the result of taxes and regulation.

May 23, 2013, 10:15 PM
Not really. There are true taxes, which carriers pass on to subscribers and are noted as such on the bill. Then there are various fees, which are not taxes and are not collected on behalf of the government but are insidiously named by the carriers to sound as if they are taxes - whereas at the end of the day are simply just another source of revenue for the carriers.

May 27, 2013, 6:08 PM
Administrative Charge:
The Administrative Charge is applied per line, per month by Sprint to help defray various costs imposed on Sprint by other telecommunications carriers, including, but not limited to, charges imposed by local telephone companies for delivery of calls from our customers to their landline customers and for certain network facilities and services we must purchase from them. The Administrative Charge is not a tax and is not an amount we are required to collect from you by law. The Administrative Charge and the components used to calculate this charge are subject to change from time to time.

Regulatory Charge:
The Regulatory Charge is assessed per line, per month by Sprint to help defray costs of various federal, state,...

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