Additional AT&T Fees for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
The additional AT&T Fees for customers in your area are shown below, including explanations of each Fee.
The amounts shown below are based on the highest AT&T Fee rates we might assess in your territory regardless of account type (consumer or business); your actual fees may be lower. AT&T Fees are not taxes or charges which the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers.
In addition to the AT&T Fees described below, you will be billed for mandatory taxes and fees imposed by federal, territory, and local governments on wireless subscribers.
|AT&T Fees||Puerto Rico||US Virgin Islands|
|Federal Universal Service Fund Fee||33.0%||33.0%|
|State Universal Service Fund Fee||1.39%||$0.00|
|Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee||$1.25 - $1.50||$1.25 - $1.50|
|Other AT&T Fees||$0.15||$0.26|
Federal Universal Service Fund Fee
The Federal USF, created by the federal government, is designed to help ensure first-class, affordable telecommunications service for all consumers across the country, especially residents in high cost rural communities and low-income customers. Additionally, the Federal USF provides for discounted telecommunications services for schools, libraries and rural health-care facilities. All telecommunications providers are required to pay into the Federal USF, and their contributions may be recovered from customers. This Fee is not a tax or charge which the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers.
State/Territory Universal Service Fund Fee
Puerto Rico has established a Universal Service Fund. The purpose of this service fund is to ensure affordable telecommunications service for all consumers in the territory, especially residents in high-cost rural areas and low-income customers. All telecommunications providers are required to pay into this fund, and their contributions may be recovered from customers. This Fee is not a tax or charge which the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers.
Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee
The Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee is a charge assessed by AT&T associated with payment of government-imposed fees and to recover the costs of compliance with government imposed regulatory requirements. It is up to $1.50 per line and may include costs incurred in prior years that are not yet fully recovered. This Fee is not a tax or charge which the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers. This Fee is subject to change from time to time as the cost of compliance changes. Components of the Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee 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, Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Compliance Costs, Network Outage Reporting Costs, State Commission Annual Reporting Costs (Applies only in IN, KY, LA, NM, OH, SC, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV WY), and Puerto Rico Regulatory Fee (Puerto Rico Only).
The up to $1.99 Administrative Fee is a charge assessed by AT&T that helps defray a portion of certain expenses AT&T incurs, including but not limited to: (a) charges AT&T or its agents pay to interconnect with other carriers to deliver calls from AT&T customers to their customers; and (b) charges associated with cell site rents and maintenance. This Fee is not a tax or charge which the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers. This Fee is subject to change from time to time as AT&T's costs change.
Other AT&T Fees
A percentage based and/or flat fee that AT&T assesses on the customer that allows it to recover its costs with regard to specific government taxes or fees imposed on the Company's gross receipts, sales and/or property. Such fees include, but are not limited to the State Telecommunications Relay Services, gross receipts surcharges, 911 access line charges, DEAF surcharges, local wireless surcharges, state infrastructure and similar surcharges, a property tax surcharge variable up to $1.00 (Puerto Rico only) and other fees imposed for government purposes. For business customers, such fees also include, but are not limited to a Property Tax Allotment surcharge of between $.20 and $.45 (currently $.31) applied with respect to Corporate Responsibility Users per assigned number (excluding Puerto Rico and where otherwise prohibited). These Fees are not taxes or charges which the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers. Fees are subject to change from time to time, although the Property Tax Allotment surcharge will not change more than once per calendar year.