"Corporations don't pay taxes."
Each product or service that any company sells has to make a profit for a company to survive. To that end, you have accountants who factor in all costs to make a product (materials, employees, utilities, support, etc.) Even taxes and regulatory fees are factored into this.
So, for every Verizon phone you buy, you help pay part of the tax bill.
Now, if that is the case, then how will they pay for this fine 9should they get one) for the phantom charges? Easily. That regulatory fee that everyone has on their bill? That will go up by a few pennies at least. Remember, these aren't mandatory taxes called for by the local, state and federal officials but money to help comply with those taxes. You see how the accountants figured out this out?
Why raise base prices when you can blame it on a faceless government agency fee.