Let me explain: It appears every month, or so, each line on my account increases. What used to be $12 total per line less than 2 years ago, is now over $15 per line. They also changed the billing of the Family Plan by charging for the plan itself, instead of it being $69.99 for two lines when I first signed up. Without my permission, they've gone and changed the billing to $80 for the plan and charging 9.99 per line (mine included), which totals to over $15 for regular phones and obviously much higher for those who have smartphones.
This is ripping off the American consumer and I, for one, am sick and tired of just sitting behind my computer to just complain about it. I have already contacted the Verizon executives, my state senators, as well as the FCC regarding these ridiculous charges. By changing the plans to being charged for the plan, and then per line, it allows Verizon to charge each line individually for their petty surcharges, as well as charging tax per line and the E911. I am hoping to bring this to light to MANY other consumers and put an end to these increases, as well as getting retro pay, or credit for these uncalled for charges. Look at your bills. You'll see what I am referring to. It is unfair for us to, not only pay for the Federal and State tax charges, but also those taxed to the teleco's themselves. They already charge for a service, why should we pay for their taxes, among everything else? They make record-breaking profits almost quarterly (http://itsalltech.com/2012/01/24/verizon-reports-q4-2011-financial-results-28-4-billion-revenue/). When are we going to stand up and put an end to Corporate America?! We are the consumers! We have more power than you think we do! Let's make a stand!
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