reply to SCADAGeo
Re: [General] Vonage Superfluous fees
said by SCADAGeo:Oh, exactly right....
I believe the Intellectual Property fee will become more common (although it may not always be expressed as such) and may now be considered as part of the cost of doing business.
....but litigation has always been part of the cost of business.
The problem with Vonage is listing it as a separate fee, thus allowing them to advertise a lower base price for the phone service.
Imagine if the car companies did this.
Yes, they add on all SORTS of extra fees when you buy a car, but imagine if you were buying a car for $ 20,000.00 and they said "fork over [another] $ 2,500.00 for our legal costs and R&D".