May 3, 2010
I should probably let the sleeping fees lie
Our cell phones, since we got them, have had 413 area codes, and we’ve seen no reason to change that since moving to New York.
Our cell phone company knows we’ve moved to New York. It sends our monthly statement to New York. It knows the phones are mostly used in New York. (Actually, the phones were purchased and the contract last extended in Virginia, so it has no reason to believe we’re tied to Massachusetts.) But my statement still carries a monthly line item for a “MA State Telecom Tax”.
I wonder what New York’s state telecom tax rate is. If it’s anything like every other state tax we’ve had a chance to compare with Massachusetts, it’s higher.