Prepaid carriers still charge the same fees but instead of showing as a monthly fee/tax it is built into the prepaid minute cost which is higher than the large carriers. All smoke and mirrors. Certain fees cannot be classified as taxes and it is up to the discretion of the carrier on how to pass the cost on to the consumer.
BTW: I am not an attorney, nor a tax professional, just offering my opinion.
Does anyone know why Virgin only charges state sales tax on service, and the contract carriers charge the Federal Fees and Sales Taxes = 15%-20%.
I notice Cnet in their cost breakdowns between T-Mobile, At&T and other post-pay carriers do not discuss this significant cost difference.
Any communications-law people out there to explain, or Cnet writers, as to explain why these significant charges are not discussed when comparing post-pay vs. pre-pay ?