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my phone bill - don't let the bastards grind you down.
my phone bill
Telephone/Access Account Charge .08
Call Waiting 5.50
Residential Service 11.10
FCC Access Charge 6.00
4 intralata calls 1.00
Federal Excise tax (3.00%) #1 .80 (For local)
Local communications service tax 1.33
State gross receipts tax .58
County 911 Fee .50
Svc Provider Number Portability .36
Federal Universal Service Fee .54
Voice Mail 4.95 (For long distance)
Federal Excise tax (3.00) #2 .01
Local communications service tax .27
State gross receipts tax .12
Monthly Internet Fee 7.45
Long Distance Plan 7.95
Federal Excise Tax (AGAIN?!) .55
Federal, State, Local surcharges .07
FL State Comm. Svcs. Tax .52
FL Local Comm. Svcs. Tax 1.21
Instate Access Recovery Fee 1.88
Federal Universal Service Fee 1.14
Accounting Code Fee (WTF?) 2.50
Billing Option Fee (WTF?) 1.50
DSL 1.5/128 36.50
Federal Universal Svc Fee 2.66
Statutory Gross Receipts Fee .87
Utility Users Tax 1.98

Add it up, add some late fees (I paid a bill like, a day or two late like 4 months ago, and haven't paid these yet :P ), and you get 109.05. Minus the DSL (45 bucks or so) and that's about 60 bucks....60 bucks to make 8 dollars worth of phone calls.

Mother fuckers.
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wiffler From: wiffler Date: December 24th, 2002 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)

ma bell

we got rid of our land line for those reasons. do you have a cell too?
taumeson From: taumeson Date: December 24th, 2002 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ma bell

yeah, i do actually.

but i got the DSL, so it behooves me to use my land line as much as possible.
swolfe From: swolfe Date: December 24th, 2002 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: ma bell

cable modem an option?
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