Tmobile BYOD taxes and fees

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  1. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member
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    for those on TMs BYOD how much more are you paying in taxes and fees?
     

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  2. mogelijk

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    I only pay sales tax. When I add money to my T-Mobile account or buy a prepaid card, I am charged sales tax. When T-Mobile deducts the money from my account for the monthly charge, the do not add any taxes or fees but charge $30.

    You may also be able to get out of paying sales tax by finding an online store that sells prepaid cards. I believe some here use Callingmart and there may be other websites.
     
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  3. EvanJOBrien

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    I asked them the other day over their support Live Chat thing about the actual price of the $60 pre-paid plan. The rep I got said it is $60 even for the service, no hidden fees or anything.

    Actually a pretty decent deal. I'm buying a Nexus 4 when they launch and was considering taking it to Simple Mobile for $50 a month, but $60 is only $10 more and that way I don't have to worry about any of the shady MNVO antics.
     
  4. Citizen Coyote

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    This is great news. I assumed even T-Mo's prepaid plans were subject to all of the ridiculous fees for "services" that providers love to tack on. If it's just sales tax, that's awesome.
     
  5. doboy

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    Purchase the virtual $30 cards from CallingMart.com and save on the taxes as well as 3% off using code: ca3p-1207. I just did this on 10/28/12 and it worked perfectly.
     
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  6. Citizen Coyote

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    A store rep I talked to yesterday said the only fee you pay is the 911 fee, otherwise it's just sales tax. The $50 plan works out to about $58 where I live with the tax and fee.
     
  7. doboy

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    Wow, 16% in taxes and fees? I would get the $50 card from CallingMart.;)
     
  8. mogelijk

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    I've never been charged the 911 fee, at least as a separate charge. The only tax I'm charged is if I buy a refill card locally or add money to my account directly through T-Mobile then I'm charged sales tax. When T-Mobile debits my account to pay my monthly fee, they take out exactly $30, the cost of my monthly plan.
     
  9. Citizen Coyote

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    Store reps are notoriously sketchy in their knowledge, so good to hear. It's possible the 911 fee is only for BYOD plans on contract, as opposed to the monthly no-contract plans.
     
  10. Rover_Cellular

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    The local shops around me all charge the 911 fee, it's mandatory for our state, but it is only 1.5% so like $.75. Upside is no sales tax, the total including the 911 is $50.75 (I'm on the $50 unlimited prepaid plan).
     
  11. zachavm

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    none of the fees and taxes are put on by the carriers. They are all government required. Pre-paid still has them, they are just factored into the cost of the plan to simplify it.
     
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