In addition to the service charges invoiced by US Mobile, the Company also imposes a separate Recovery Fee (“RF”) on certain plans. The RF is based on a sliding scale and can vary based on the plan selected. The RF is a discretionary fee collected and retained by US Mobile to help recover and defray certain costs the Company incurs, including:
- Federal and state regulatory fees associated with Universal Service programs, the provision of telecommunications services for the sight and hearing impaired, local number portability, and North American Numbering Plan administration; and
- Administrative costs, fees, and expenditures related to compliance with federal and state regulatory programs and annual FCC regulatory fee obligations; and
- State and local transaction tax and 911 fee obligations associated with the provision of telecommunications services.
The RF is not a government tax, or government-imposed fee.