You may be surprised to see how many additional charges appear on your telephone bill. Some of these fees are government mandated, while others are charged at your service provider’s discretion.
Government mandated charges (not a complete list):
Charges at the discretion of the company:
The following fees may appear on your phone bill, and may look like government mandated taxes. In fact, they are fees imposed by your service provider and not all service providers choose to charge them.
If you see a fee on your bill and are unsure whether it is government mandated, you may email the Minnesota Department of Commerce or call 651-539-1879 to find out.
The FCC’s Fact Sheet on Understanding Your Telephone Bill is also a helpful resource.