I encourage anyone looking to switch to US Cellular to have second thoughts. However, when I received my first bill in the mail it was over 0.00.
355: State and Local Governments Impose Hefty Taxes on Cell Phone Consumers Nebraska Consumers Face Highest Tax The number of U. cell phone subscribers has grown significantly in recent years from 48.7 million in 1997 to 321.7 million in 2012.That period has also seen a fall in landline telephones, with 34 percent of households now only using wireless phones. wireless consumers pay an average 17.18 percent in taxes and fees on their cell phone bill, including 11.36 percent in state and local charges, according to a newly released study that identifies and calculates wireless taxes and fees. In Nebraska, the combined federal-state-local average rate is 24.49 percent, and in six other states (Washington, New York, Florida, Illinois, Rhode Island, and Missouri) it exceeds 20 percent.Such actions distort market decisions and risk slowing investment that contributes to economic growth. Data is provided from FCC studies and the wireless industry, and a methodology developed by the Council on State Taxation is used to calculate averages. Cell phone users are overtaxed relative to consumers of other goods and at risk of double taxation. The associate just said "Your first bill may be a little high." Now keep in mind I am a single dad with 2 children still at home.
I wanted to save money, not be raped for all I had. And how about those etf fees (early termination fees)? So basically they don't give a crap about their customers..Attempting to address this problem in an increasingly mobile world, Congress passed the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act of 2002, which stated that a cell phone subscriber is liable for cell phone taxes only in his or her "place of primary use." The "place of primary use" is determined by the cell phone company based on the address provided by the subscriber and cannot be overruled by a state taxing authority. Making cell phone calls and using wireless services for additional purposes may be getting easier, but paying cell phone taxes is not.State and local governments should not single out one product for stealth tax increases as they are doing with wireless services. I have had a credit rating of 800 and I am being sued now by Verizon which US Cellular could care less.I have asked for records which they refuse to give to me and the only option I have is to get an attorney and sue US Cellular.Seven states (New York, Kentucky, Indiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Dakota) impose sales taxes on wireless customers as well as gross receipts taxes on wireless service providers. Universal Service Fund (USF) charges are modest in most states but particularly excessive in Alaska (5.98 percent), Nebraska (4.37 percent), and Kansas (3.86 percent).