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    Boost to Start Collecting Taxes and Charging Fees!

    A source tipped me to this change on Boost's FAQ page (https://www.boostmobile.com/support/...a-network.html):
    Are taxes still included in these rate plans?
    Taxes and fees are extra; however, some customers who activate service in-store may receive Boost’s tax-inclusive plans.
    I suspect that the change will affect new customers and current customers will be grandfathered on both networks. But when Nationwide (Sprint) Network customers are forced to migrate to the Expanded (T-Mobile) network they might get hit with taxes and fees.
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    The implosion of Boost continues.
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    Sounds like goodbye prepaid, hello postpaid.

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    Well, change is inevitable.

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    That same website says this below.

    Expanded Data Network?
    Existing customers on the Boost Nationwide Network who want to upgrade to the Expanded Data Network with a compatible device are able to change their plan to the $35, $50 and $60 Unlimited plans only.

    So if I understand this correctly it sound like when they shut down the Boost Nationwide Network you are going to be forced to change to a new plan with tax on the Expanded Data Network.

    So it sounds like they are not going to grandfather your old plan on the new network.

    If they do that I am probably changing to visible because I need an unlimited plan.

    Also about taxes they can vary between every city so almost everyone will be paying different taxes assuming they charge you the actual amount of taxes.

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    Communication taxes vary by state from around 8% - 23%. There are charts GIYF that give exact %s by state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad4cell View Post
    Also about taxes they can vary between every city so almost everyone will be paying different taxes assuming they charge you the actual amount of taxes.
    Yes, there can be local taxes which can be quite high. California does not tax services (like telephony), but they have the workaround "Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services (MTS) Surcharge". Many Los Angeles County cities are 9%, while most other cities have little or none. San Francisco is the most at 14.8%. I only pay a few small fees.

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