Windstream — fees & taxes
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.