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Proof that ATT collects fake taxes for themselves

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by ninja_reject, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. ninja_reject

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    I knew it! I used to have AT&T before I got the EVO on Sprint. My plan was $39.99 for my voice service, $20 for unlimited messaging, and $29.99 for unlimited data. Despite that, I regularly was billed around $130 every month. With Sprint, my plan is $79.99 (Everything Data 450 with Premium Data), and my last bill was $77 since I get a work discount.
     
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    Wow. That is excessive. 40 extra dollars on your bill. I think you should try and get some of that refund money, if you kept any of your old bills.
     
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    It's the cellular business what can you do. We need them and they know it. I have used the big four in my area for years and they are all the same, just a bit different on pricing. I always have at least five lines activated and at the end of the year you'd be surprised how similar they are. Verizon is the most with annual costs of 15 to 18% higher than the rest. (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint)
     
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    Well if you read the article they didn't keep them for themselves as they have to get the funds back from state governments. They just blanket collected regardless if the state required it or not.
     
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    I just reread the article. I didn't catch the first time, they weren't keeping the taxes for themselves. My bad. ~hangs head in shame~
     
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    This leads to an interesting question: If the states did not catch that they were being over-paid, could they have detected when they were being under-paid?

    Was anyone in any state actually auditing any of the carriers to see what was owed and what was paid?

    It is my bet that this is not the last of it. As customers come to the various states to collect over-payments, the states will really closely scrutinize tax assessment and tax payment by all carriers and will assess back taxes where they can. I am sure they will at least find a penny here and a penny there or possibly more.

    Don't be surprised if the customers of some of the other carriers find themselves looking at a tax bill for back taxes in a few months.
     
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    People always somehow miss when they are being overpaid, but always catch when they are being underpaid.
     

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