E 911 County Surcharges
This charge is imposed by local governments to help pay for emergency services such as fire and rescue. The charge $.50 per line per month (per phone), and applies only to phone services.
Carrier Cost Recovery Fee
This is a charge that allows local telephone companies to recover the costs of providing the outside telephone wires, underground conduit, telephone poles and other facilities that link each telephone customer to the telephone network. A long distance company pays this charge for each residential and business telephone line presubscribed to that long distance company. If a customer or business has not selected a long distance company for its telephone lines, the local telephone company may bill the consumer or business for the charge.
Network Access Charge
This charge covers the costs of the local phone network costs that access to the long distance network
FL Surcharge for the Hearing Impaired
This state charge helps to pay for the relay center, which transmits and translates calls for hearing impaired and speech impaired people. There will be a $.11 surcharge on each line every month. This charge applies only to phone services.
State Communication Service Tax
This is a tax mandated by the by the State government. This charge is imposed on local telecommunication services (2.52%), and an additional charge for cable television (6.65%).
Universal Service Fund
Helps to make phone service affordable and available to all Americans, including consumers with low incomes, those living in areas where the cost of providing telephone service is high, schools, libraries and rural health care providers. Congress has mandated that all telephone companies providing interstate and international service must contribute to the fund.
This is a tax mandated by the Federal Government. It is imposed on all telecommunications services, including local, long distance and wireless bill (3%).
FL State Sales Tax
This charge is imposed by state, local and municipal governments on installation fees. The Orange County tax rate is 6.5%. The tax rate for Lake, Osceola, Polk and Seminole counties are 7%.
This is a tax mandated by the local government. It is imposed on all telecommunication services; including local, long distance and wireless bills (charge depends on where you are located).
This is a total of all domestic long distance charges, international long distance charges, and directory assistance call charges that are itemized on the following pages.
Late Payment Fee
This charge is applied if the current balance is not received by the due date. A minimum late payment fee of $5 or up to 1.5%, whichever is greater will be applied to balances considered delinquent.