nipseyrusselNipsey Russell, yo
what about wireless commitments?
In regards to cell phones, an issue that i never see addressed in these discussions is that by adding these "fees" on top of the base "rates" your price goes up but you are still locked into your side of a contract. Thats pretty one-sided. Do I have any right to cancel my contract in this situation???
Verizon wireless recently hiked these fees in PA due to some kind of PA regulatory increase such that my total surcharges went up 412% from Dec 2003 ($1.00/month) to February (to $5.12). I havent bothered to dig up my Verizon contract yet, but I assume that I am still locked into the contract event though they have changed how much i pay.
FYI, I e-mailed verizon and their response was:
Pennsylvania has implemented yet another tax on wireless companies that will lead to an increase in the cost of obtaining your wireless services. Next month, we will begin collecting a Pennsylvania Gross Receipts Surcharge of 5.26% in order to recover our costs associated with this new tax. This surcharge will appear in the Other Charges and Credits portion of your bill as the item labeled PA Gross Receipts Surcharge. This surcharge is our charge. If you have questions or concerns about the new tax on wireless companies, please let your voice be heard and contact the office of the Governor or your State Senator or Representative