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FYI to all those affected, seems Cox is offering free calls to Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and Moldova. More info can be found in the article below.
Ugg, I hate charges. I have Ooma and even though the "service" is free, they still charge about 6$ a month in fees and taxes.
There are taxes with Ooma? Isn't it just Internet? According to the Internet Tax Freedom Act, no tax for Internet access. Unless the gov't is taxing the service of Ooma and not the access. $6 still cheaper than my $29.95.
Ooma is VOIP. Because they are considered "Telecommunications" they are subject to certain fees and taxes which they pass onto the customer. See link below for more info.
Ooma is taxing you for specific landline service.
Regulatory Compliance Fee: This is not a government-mandated fee and will increase from time to time. This fee helps telecom companies recover costs associated with certain federal, state and/or local regulations for voice and video service.
Federal Universal Service Charge: The FCC mandates telecom companies contribute to this fund based on a percentage of quarterly revenues. The purpose of the fund is to extend telephone service into rural or low-income areas. Most telecom companies simply recoup this contribution by passing it to their subscribers in telephone bills.
State or Province: This is the state version of the Federal Universal Service Fund.
$6 still cheaper though.
Bruce said:Ooma is taxing you for specific landline service.
Not just Ooma, but all telephone companies do it. Cox included. Seems the FCC collects the taxes.