Windstreamfees & taxes

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Do not switch to windstream unless your current carrier also charges outrageous fees & taxes. I made the mistake of switching from time warner to windstream & am now paying the price! They charge me $18.45 (Keeps rising monthly) in taxes & fees on a $49.99 unlimited call plan for phone & internet which is ~37% in taxes & fees. With time warner, I had cable with hbo, internet & unlimited phone for $126.85 & only paid $8.57 in taxes & fees which is less than 7% in taxes & fees. Windstream says the government charges them more in taxes because they are primarily a phone company & charges time warner less because they are primarily a cable company. They are full of bologna & i'm stuck with them for now since I paid $50 for the modem & $64.90 for the install. What a bunch of crooks!!! They advertise their lower prices & tell you it's time to leave cable yet they make up bogus fees & taxes & get you there. They actually tax & fee you twice as they have two separate windstream companies, one for local calls & another windstream company for long distance calls.


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    Darkwingpuck Jul 15, 2011

    Some simple research will show you that Windstream is telling you the truth. The F.C.C charges a $6.50 Tax on all lines through the phone company, and that's just one Federal tax. You also need to account for state and local taxes, 911 charges, and other fees that the cable companies can avoid. But don't take my word for it, do the research. The average amount of taxes and fees on a phone line is about $14.

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