Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge

The Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge is a charge associated with the payment of government imposed fees and to recover the costs of compliance with government imposed regulatory requirements. This charge is subject to change from time to time as the cost of compliance change, and is an addition to the monthly service costs.

The components of the Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge include, but are not limited to: Federal Regulatory Fee, Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), Wireless Number Portability and Number Pooling, Enhanced 911 (E911), Wireless Tower Mandates Costs, State Area Code Relief Costs, Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Notification Costs, Network Outage Reporting Costs, State Commission Annual Reporting Costs (Applies only in IN, KY, LA, NM, OH, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV WY), Gross Receipts Surcharge (Missouri Only), and Puerto Rico Regulatory Fee (Puerto Rico Only).

By charging this fee, US Mobile is able to recover a portion of the government-mandated taxes, fees and surcharges for which we are responsible, without affecting the quality of our service.

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  1. George Pitman George Pitman

    Both this and the $2 service fee were unwelcome surprises after receiving my SIM.

    1. Hi George,

      We are sorry to hear that, allow us to explain, the Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee is a charge associated with payment of government imposed fees and to recover the costs of compliance with government imposed regulatory requirements. You can read more about it in our terms & conditions but it includes charges for things like Emegerncy-911 services. This charge is subject to change from time to time as the cost of compliance changes. This is different from our $2 service fee which is imposed by our carrier partners for access to their networks. If you have any further questions just go ahead and write to us at help@usmobile.com

  2. Jenny Jenny

    Could you please let me know in advance how much fees and taxes will be for a 300 min talk, 300 text, and 1 GB plan would be? I am in New York.

    1. Hi Jenny! So $5 + $3 + 10 = $18 for the plans. There is a $2 service fee, which is the imposed by our carrier partners for access to their networks, as well as the regulatory cost recovery charge, which is a charge associated with payment of government imposed fees and to recover the costs of compliance with government imposed regulatory requirements. You may consider it the tax.

      This charge is subject to change from time to time as the cost of compliance changes, but at the time of writing that works out to be $3.31, bringing your total up to $23.31. I hope you find this information helpful. Please refer to usmobile.com/plans to see what else we have to offer, or click the chat icon to speak to a representative at any time.

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