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    **** cell phone bill........!!

    ok guys.......this is my rant for the day........this just pisses my off so much that i have to complain......

    Why the fcuk are their so many friggin taxes on my cell phone bill........like a:

    Federal Tax
    Nassau County Sales Tax - Services & Usage
    New York State Sales Tax - Services & Usage
    New York State Wireless 911 Surcharge
    Nassau County Wireless 911 Surcharge

    Nassau County Special Fee <~~(special fee for what?!?!)
    Nassau County Surcharge
    New York State Gross Receipts Tax
    New York State Excise Tax

    Federal Universal Service Fund <~~(like you dont take enough out of my paycheck every week....you need to tax me more cause i own a cell phone?)
    Federal E911 <~~(wasn't there already 2 surchargs for 911)
    Federal Wireless Number Pooling And Portability <~~(WTF is that one about?!?!)


    no wonder i can never have a cell phone bill under 200 bucks!!!...............sorry guys, but are New Yorkers the only ones that get sh!ted on in this deal or is it everyone else?.......**** cell phone companies.....like its not enough already that they charge you .75 cents a minute if you go over your plan either

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    LOL...new yorkers get screwed...I feel bad for all your taxes...

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    Wow. My cell phone bill is $20. I only get 200 minutes a month but thats all i need.

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    Not to get you hotter... but the Universal Service Fee is so people who can't afford phones can have one dirt cheap, then we all pay for it when they skip out on the 500 dollar bill from calling their meth dealer one county over every 5 minutes to see if the latest batch is done.

    Pooling and Portability is so you can tell your cell phone company to shove it where the sun don't shine, and you can take your number to a new company. Of course, they charge you for that right.

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    Wow you get screwed royally. I cancelled my cell cause I couldn't handle the 25 cents a minute when I went over the allotted minutes on my plan.

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    Someone seems to be HEATED.. lol..

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    ****, a 200 a month bill, what do you do, turn it on, dial an number and walk away for a week at a time! Jesus, those are a ****load of taxes....I thought nextel had a bunch of bull**** taxes, but sounds like you are gettin it worse....who is your carrier? i always thought it was weird how they ask for your zip code before giving you rate plans...
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    By the way, don't feel too bad... my phone bill is routinely over 400 dollars... good thing the company picks it up, or I would be screwed. But add in normal minutes, GPRS data, text messages, and overseas roaming and it all adds up.

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    I pay $47 a month including taxes and get unlimited local and long distance calls with all the services that you can have on it. Cell phones are cheap here.

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    that's the price you pay for livin in NY. there's so many taxes there it'd ridiculous. i'd tell you something relating to that, but i don't want to give away a secret about myself.

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    I have the same problem here in WA State. It's stupid!

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    My God...that's insane. I think i'm the only guy on AR without a cell phone! Sorry to hear that...maybe try another cell company?

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    Here is one that pisses me off with cell phones. They charge me 20cents a minute long distance right but when I am using the long distance and paying that 20cents they are also using my minutes of air time I bought too.

    I told the guy at the customer service that this is double dipping. You are charging me 20 cents a min. and taking away from my minutes that I have on my plan. What the hell is that??????

    Or if I am in another city and my buddy is standing right beside me with his cell phone and both of our numbers are from the city which we come from...when we call each other it is long distance. Hell we are standing right beside each other.

    These companies just love sticking it to us don't they!

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    The bad thing is, no matter what cell company you go with, they all pay the same taxes. Some just roll it into the fee of the plan, others get you with the "cheap" plan and then tack on the taxes seperate. They all get it in the end.

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    Where the hell do you people live? In South Florida cell phones are cheaper than a home phone that has less services included. I am actually considering getting rid of my home phone. No point in it. At home I have to pay for long distance and extra for call waiting, caller id, etc. With my cell phone it is all included. I make all my long distance calls on my cell phone cause it is free with the service. Do any of you have an UNLIMITED minutes calling plans like we do here, and if you do is it as cheap?

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    I don't know in Sprint..... i get 2000 anytime minutes..

    it worked when i was in NY/Hawaii/Florida/Texas/Georga/NC/SD/Wis/ get the picture...

    All for the cost of $79 + $10 (my wife shares the minutes)

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    Nobody commented that it was the two females that had the $200 phone bills and all the guys were way cheaper? No stereotypes broken here!

    Danielle...I'm from Wastechester and get hit with the same fees. A friend of mine talks on the cell more than a teenage girl and he got an unlim plan from Nextel for $100/mo. Can't you do something like that? This guy works outside all day so he doesn't have an office phone and when he calls me from his house it's always from the cell. Wouldn't that be easier?

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    I dont have that many taxes but my cell bill is $104 a month....every month...I have freenights and weekends, 2500 min. during peak time...1000 moble to moble min...no roming charges across the country, and of course free long distance....its a lot of money...but worth it

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    I dunno hun you must have nextel that seems to be the only phone that screws people like that. I have regular at&t and i pay 45$ and get 1000 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Farva
    Nobody commented that it was the two females that had the $200 phone bills and all the guys were way cheaper? No stereotypes broken here!

    Danielle...I'm from Wastechester and get hit with the same fees. A friend of mine talks on the cell more than a teenage girl and he got an unlim plan from Nextel for $100/mo. Can't you do something like that? This guy works outside all day so he doesn't have an office phone and when he calls me from his house it's always from the cell. Wouldn't that be easier?
    My bill isn't 200.00 a month.....I was just bitching about the stupid **** taxes. It's annoying.!!!!

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    If it makes you feel better my cell phone bill is NEVER under 500 dollars a month..And then I have a Text alphanumeric pager on top of that..I think it's 50 dollars because of the volume of pages..Good thing my bill is paid by our practice or I would toss the thing in the river..I remeber 2 years ago I came back from overseas and my bill was 1400 dollars..Our office manager nearly had a stroke..**** that was funny!!

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    My cell phone bill is usually between $40-50 a month. I have anywhere from 700-1000 day minutes and unlimited night (after 7 pm) and weekends. If I go over the plan minutes I call customer service and have them adjust my plan and just back date it so it's active from the beginning of the month. Found out I could do that after getting a $200 phone bill.

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    cali, you must have verizon service....I know they do that for people alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc M
    If it makes you feel better my cell phone bill is NEVER under 500 dollars a month..And then I have a Text alphanumeric pager on top of that..I think it's 50 dollars because of the volume of pages..Good thing my bill is paid by our practice or I would toss the thing in the river..I remeber 2 years ago I came back from overseas and my bill was 1400 dollars..Our office manager nearly had a stroke..**** that was funny!!

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    hehehe.......that does make me feel a little better...........but at least you have a purpose, your a doctor so you have a reason to be on the phone most of the day...........im just using it for pointless convosention........

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    My father lives in AZ and he told me they have something called Cricket. I think it's $40 or $50 flat rate and you get unlimited calling anywhere in the state I believe. If I lived out there that'd be the one I'd go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle
    hehehe.......that does make me feel a little better...........but at least you have a purpose, your a doctor so you have a reason to be on the phone most of the day...........im just using it for pointless convosention........
    More importantly, someone else is paying for DocM's cell phone service. As they should, a cell phone is just another tool in a physician's gameplan.

    DocM are you an employee of a hospital/clinic or do you have your own practice?

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    I just got rid of my Cingular phone cuz I was getting charged for alot of ****. My phone bill never went under $100 in 3 years. Now I have a Sextel (nextel) and I pay $65 a month but I get 1000 minutes and free direct connect which is the 2way feature. Also, I get voicemail and long distance included but the only crappy thing is I get charged for text messaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicamahomico
    More importantly, someone else is paying for DocM's cell phone service. As they should, a cell phone is just another tool in a physician's gameplan.

    DocM are you an employee of a hospital/clinic or do you have your own practice?
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    a little fyi. called up my cell company and goin with the trend,bitchin to em about by cell bill.come to find out that IF YOU HAVE ALLTELL theyre doing this promotion right now that gives all current customers a hookup. i had the 59.99 plan, and for the same price of 59.99 , i now have an extra 300 anytime minutes and unlimited mobile to mobile(for alltell phones) and unlimited mobile to home minutes. call home as much as u want for free. the kick ass part is i gave them my girls number as my home reference when they asked,u can pick the home number. all their plans have promotions goin on,save some bucks if u got em and ask about the promos asap! hope i save someone some cash. lates

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    I got rid of my land line and all i use now is my cell. 100 bux (canadian) gives me 1000 day time and free after 6 and weekends.

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    Pre-paid cellular..no taxes..no surprise bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaSlamma
    Pre-paid cellular..no taxes..no surprise bills.

    pre-paid cellular would never work for me........it actually ends up costing more money.......my Uncle has to get pre-paid cause he has bad credit.......

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    thats what we get for living in ny. especially long island, holy crap we get screwed. we pay so many god **** taxes and i still have to worry about hitting f'ing potholes. rrrrrrrraarrrrrrr.....

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