AT&T Adds 61-Cent Admin Fee to All Customers
Top message: I noticed that before. And this really sucks for one reason... by Jellz
Replying to: Re: I noticed that before. And this really sucks for one reason... by PhoneMaster
Re: I noticed that before. And this really sucks for one reason...
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.
The Regulatory Charge is assessed per line, per month by Sprint to help defray costs of various federal, state, and local regulatory programs. The Regulatory Charge is not a tax and is not an amount we are required to collect from you by law. The Regulatory Charge and the components used to calculate this charge are subject to change from time to time.
Gross Receipts Recovery:
Some states, counties, and cities impose gross receipts taxes and excise taxes on telecommunications providers. Sprint may choose to recover the costs associated with these gross receipts taxes by charging customers a monthly recovery fee on each line of service. Gross Receipts Fees appear as a separate line item in the Sprint Surcharges or Surcharges and Fees section of your invoice. These charges are not taxes and are not an amount we are required to collect from you by law.
State & Local Taxes:
States, counties, cities, and special taxing districts may assess various taxes on wireless communication services and/or the sales and rentals of wireless phones. Applicable taxes are collected by Sprint and remitted to the jurisdiction that is assessing the tax.
State & Local Required 911 Charges:
Some states and localities require wireless carriers to collect a fee for 911 funds. These fees vary by state and locality. Applicable taxes are collected by Sprint and remitted to the jurisdiction that is assessing the tax.
Federal & State Universal Service Fund Assessment
All interstate telecommunications service providers are required to contribute to the Federal Universal Service Fund (USF). The Federal USF subsidizes telecommunications services in rural and high-cost areas, services for low-income consumers, and services for schools, libraries, and rural health care providers. Sprint charges a monthly fee per line to recover the cost of these contributions and may include other charges also related to this governmental program. There are different assessment rates applicable to long distance and international charges, and to non-long distance charges, creating two line items on the invoice. This charge is not a tax or a government-imposed fee. The rate of this monthly charge can vary quarterly based on the USF contribution factor established by the Federal Communications Commission. As of April 1, 2013, the Federal USF contribution rate is 15.50%.
State: Telecommunication service providers may also be required to contribute to a State Universal Service Fund (USF). The funds collected may be used to assist in providing universal service and to a variety of other programs at the state level. This charge is not a tax or government-imposed fee.
Electronic Waste Recycling Fee: Some states require Sprint to collect an E-Waste Recycling Fee on certain electronic devices.
California State Customers:
The State of California requires retailers to collect an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (or E-Waste Recycling Fee) on certain “Covered Electronic Devices” sold in California.
Taxes and fee's vary by location, that means that each local state charges its own specific "tax" while each local state telecommunication company will also charge that as well as some state charge for 911 assistance etc.
All other taxes administrative, regulatory, and gross surcharges are taxes that are absorbed and or passed along to the consumer by the carrier. Each carrier chooses to absorb a cost and pass on another. This is why the taxes vary by carrier, location, and based on actual usage for the month. Every month you pay for your monthly plan in advance and are charged taxes retroactively based on your usage from last month.
Like ATT says its not complicated. "More is Less" hahahahahahahahaha!!!!
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