T-Mobile raising its Telco Recovery fees for older plan subscribers, prepare for a small increase in your bill
Nobody likes a raise in taxes and fees, but that's the way it's going to be for T-Mobile customers that aren't on the carrier's ONE unlimited plan. Subscribers that chose to remain on a Simple Choice plan or a different older plan will see their Telco Recovery fee for data charges jump from 83 cents to $1.01, while the voice lines fee goes up from $2.11 to $2.58. The Telco Recovery fee is T-Mobile's way to recoup its expenses for linking up with other service providers.
Granted, this hike is nothing to cry over, but it's still a little extra cash out of your pocket on a monthly basis. Thankfully, there aren't other changes like this in the pipeline, at least as far as we know right now.
Of note is that former customers of SunCom Wireless, a company the Magenta carrier acquired in 2008, will now have to pay this tax as well. Previously, they were exempt from the Regulatory Programs and Telco Recovery Fees that T-Mobile customers are paying. So that's $3.59 in Telco fees and 75 cents in Regulatory Programs fees. T-Mobile uses the latter to compensate for government compliance measures.
All of these measures will take effect on June 10. What are everyone's thoughts on this?
source: Pocket Now