ALL NEW: New Tax for Oregon Pre-Paid Cell Phone Users?

, Posted: Fri, June 8 2012 at 8:11 AM, Updated: Fri, June 8 2012 at 8:14 AM

Prepaid cell phone users may have to pay an additional monthly charge if Governor John Kitzhaber has his way.
That the Kitzhaber administration wants to add an additional 75-cent-a-month tax on prepaid cell phones to help support 9-1-1 services.

Regular cell phone and landline customers already pay the tax. Several cellular companies including T-Mobile and Verizon are against the tax fearing prepaid customers won't pay up, leaving the companies to pay the tax themselves.

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