As I further look into this topic, I become more enraged with service providers such as AT&T. There is an excellent article titled, Sneaky Charges Hiding on Your Cell Phone Bill by MEGAN LEONHARDT. I would highly advise you to take a gander of Megan’s before, during, or after reading my post. To help illustrate my point, I’ve taken a screen shot from my AT&T online bill to show Surcharges & fees and Government taxes & fees I am being charged. Keep in mind, I am charged twice for these because I am paying for both my wife and myself.
For starters, as time passes by I have come to realize AT&T is increasing these surcharges and fees. In a short period of time, they’ve increased my monthly bill by $3/month or $36/year. Over a longer period of time, they’ve increased my monthly bill by $5/month or $60/year. AT&T is not the only one doing this, which is why it is so important for us to fight them whenever we can to stop the increasing charges. This is direct conversation from the AT&T representative.
I am not sure about you, but to me it is a lot of gibberish. I do believe Megan’s article helps explain how these charges do not need to be passed to the customer. It is just another way for AT&T and other service providers to bring extra cash to their billionaire pockets. Lets stop this trend from continuing and start fighting it.