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David1989

join:2013-05-30

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For a family that have 4 lines, this new fee will be a total of $29.28 a year. Yes that is a big increase. This should be big enough to get out of your contract.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by David1989:

For a family that have 4 lines, this new fee will be a total of $29.28 a year. Yes that is a big increase. This should be big enough to get out of your contract.

BIG increase? If $30 a year is going to break someone then perhaps having cell phone service shouldn't be a priority. And no I'm not justifying this fee. I'm stating that saying $30 is a "big" increase is hyperbole. Maybe 1%-2% at most.


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:42
The Administrative Mobility fee alone delivers $500 million to AT&T each year for doing NOTHING. Add in the "regulatory recovery fee" and the context of other rate hikes and it is all a big deal. Arguing that one fee alone is ok because it isn't very much is precisely what AT&T relies on to keep people pliant.


Corehhi

join:2002-01-28
Bluffton, SC
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reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

said by David1989:

BIG increase? If $30 a year is going to break someone then perhaps having cell phone service shouldn't be a priority. And no I'm not justifying this fee. I'm stating that saying $30 is a "big" increase is hyperbole. Maybe 1%-2% at most.

That's the trap liberals have use for years it's only a few more dollar, save the children, save the water, save the animals, save what ever. Just this time around it's a profit making company not the government. Have a couple of kids, a house etc. and see how you feel about price creep on everything.....


ArrayList
DevOps
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to 88615298
you are a man of principle, I see.


ArrayList
DevOps
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to Corehhi
Liberals? what?!


cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27

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reply to Karl Bode
Karl,

Just deny everyone access to the BBR until they commit to a "regulatory recovery fee".

And that fee to ATT is almost $15 per phone per contract, IN ADDITION to the other fees.

Looks like when my contract is up, I am buying a phone outright and going monthly. This sh-t is exactly the reason companies need to be REGULATED. ATT just wants to replace the "Spanish American War tax" that was removed years ago (although they collected it since 1932! That's 3% tax...for over 60years.

Does the Fed audit ATT (also see Verizon) for these "fees"? Does the regulatory commission actual see any return? Doubt it. Written off as a loss...folded into the pension mire and advertising write-offs...
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Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
reply to Karl Bode
Building a nationwide LTE network is "doing NOTHING"?

Depending on your vantage point this may be a "sneaky" way to raise costs, but nobody can claim with a straight face that AT&T/Verizon/et. all are doing "nothing". They are investing billions of dollars into their infrastructure and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.