Goverment and thier Rules....
Even a company like Google doesn't want to have to deal with the rules and regulations to bring out competition for Voice. And we wonder why we don't have much competition in this country.
The reason is Google couldn't get the rules bent and had to deal with taxes. And then add customer service on top of it. You can bet if someone was treated the way Nexus customers were/are treated that Google would have some issues with Voice customers. Something Google does NOT want to deal with.
Proof of this claim? Regardless, the rules and regulations in place, they hinder smaller companies from competing, that was my point.
|reply to TBBroadband |
Aren't you kind of making the point? I agree that Google could easily pay someone to figure it out for them but why are the taxes on a telephone so damn complicated? Who decided years ago that this bold, new-technology device needed a list of fees, taxes and special surcharges as long as your arm?
When taxing something based on use so that the burden of something is shifted to those who derive the most benefit, fine but everyone has a phone so why are all of these static fees added to everyone's bill? Why does someone pay double if they have two phones? Why don't we simplify things and remove all the bullshit taxes and fees from telephones and just add the revenue back as a line-item to state income taxes? It doesn't have to be a percentage, it could just be a line item charge.
If we did this, then telecommunications providers would all be equal in terms of price and when they advertise $19.99/month for unlimited local and long distance, it would actually be $19.99/month.
Mullica Hill, NJ
|reply to Cheese |
I think taxation of some things is complex just to make it harder to question the tax.
One reason internet vendors resist sales taxes is they do not want to get mired up in city, county and state sales taxes. if the states win the right to sales tax in Congress regardless of company and warehouse locations the counties and cities will want in too.
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