Monday, September 22, 2008

No New Taxes From Verizon Wireless??

I think we're all used to paying taxes on everything from soda to cable TV, automatically adding a few bucks in our head to the cost of an item or service. We do this with our EVDO bills too, of course - we all know it isn't REALLY $59.99 per month.

In a very nice move, Verizon is speaking out against any future implementation of exorbitant taxes to wireless subscribers, both individuals and businesses. They sent some "expert witnesses" to a hearing in Congress last week and asked that a stop be put on "new discriminatory wireless taxes from being imposed." The bill, H.R. 5793 or the Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2008, calls for a five-year moratorium from any new discriminatory wireless taxes.

What is a "discriminatory wireless tax," though?

Read the full press release on