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February 26, 2021
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Cell Phone Fees Increasing
(wgvu) - Cell phone bills are going up in much of
Michigan this July.
State regulators on Tuesday approved 911 surcharges in 68
counties. Proposed surcharges in 46 of the counties were lowered
before gaining final approval.
The action is the result of a new state law that allows counties
to charge 911 fees to cell phone users.
Counties previously could impose a monthly 911 fee only on
landline bills, which critics said unfairly shouldered those users
with paying for emergency systems while cell phone use drastically
Cell users will pay 911 surcharges ranging from 18 cents to
$2.51 per month, depending on where they live.
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