American mobile users may gain mobile phone tax break
Here’s some news for our Yankee cousins, although you may have heard it all before. Congress, responding to constituents who were complaining of ridiculous taxes on their mobile phone bills previously suggested freezing new wireless taxes from being added to monthly wireless subscription costs, but as usual the bill promptly kicked the political bucket.
However, according to RCR News, a new bill has been proposed which would in essence ban any new wireless taxes from being instituted in the next five years. Senator’s Olympia Snowe and Ron Wyden put forth the bill which would declare a year moratorium on mobile phone taxes from being added to the ever growing list of state and local wireless taxes.
Senator Wyden said: “Americans are being hit hard with rising costs for gas, health care, and food for the dinner table. Americans need to know that their cellphone bills won’t be the next cost to spiral out of control. Keeping our telecom infrastructure cutting-edge keeps our economy moving and helps the millions of Americans and businesses who depend on affordable wireless services.”
Furthermore the top dog wireless carriers even support with Verizon applauding the proposed legislation.