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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Has anyone taken a long look at their Verizon bill? I just looked at mine and noticed the total amount I was being charged was $70.87. However, that total included $16.11, which was for “taxes, government surcharges and fees ($5.39), and $10.72, which was for Verizon surcharges and other charges and credits.

I find that these additional charges are outrageous. I am a single woman in my 80s living on a small monthly income and I cannot afford to pay these additional taxes, fees and surcharges. I wonder how many other people have found these additional charges on their telephone bills each and every month.

Our elected officials (both federal and state) should check into this to decide if we should be paying all these extra (20 percent) charges.

Adrea Farmer
Jackson Heights

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