reply to mlcampbe
Re: [Other] Lingo pricing
said by mlcampbe:Wow. I operate a VOIP provider and I have no idea what some of these fees really mean.
Federal Program Fees: 1.48
Universal Services: 2.81
State Taxes & Fees: 1.94
County/Local Taxes: 5.00
Subtotal for Tax and Fees 11.23
Regulatory, Compliance & Intellectual Property Fee for xxxxxxx 2.99
Emergency 911 Services Fee for xxxxxxx 1.99
Subtotal for Surcharges 4.98
Federal Program Fees: ???
Universal Services: this one is legit, but is a percentage of your price plan, so if you got a cheaper plan you'd pay less for this (and some providers won't charge it at all).
County/Local Taxes: not sure what this is. Most smaller providers won't charge it.
Regulatory & IP fee: doesn't mean anything - it's just another charge to mark up the price without increasing the base price.
911 fee: $1.99 is pretty high. Not a big deal overall I guess, but other providers charge $1-$1.5 or so.
To be perfectly honest, you are paying way too much for the same service you could get from another provider for a 3rd of the price. For your scenario (plug-and-go) someone like VOIPo would work and literally cost a 3rd of what you're paying now.