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Cell Phone Taxes Hit Record Rates

Users of wireless cell phones in the United States of America are being hit with record taxes which account for almost twenty percent of their actual cell phone bill. PCMag.com says that those living in Nebraska, New York and Washington are being particularly slugged in fees and taxes. A report published in the magazine entitled “A Growing Burden: Taxes and Fees On Wireless Services”, was compiled over a period of no less than five years by tax experts from KSE Partners, who spent that time monitoring the local, state and federal taxes being imposed on wireless cell phones customers. In the three year period between 2007 and 2010, those taxes and fees jumped upward by more than three times that of the retails sales rate.

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Ottawa Cell Phone Recycling on the Increase

The recycling of old cell phones and other electrical equipment is on the rise in the city of Ottawa in the Canadian province of Ontario, much to the delight of officials. During the Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s mobile e-drive, which was held during last fall, the city of Ottawa collected more used cell phones and other electrical waste products than any other municipality in Ontario.

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Channel Tunnel will now get Mobile Coverage

From the 2012 Olympics, tunnel will receive mobile coverage – announced network operators of the English Channel. To make this happen, all four networks of the UK are working in collaboration, together with French businesses. The cost of the venture (around £150 million) is also being shared amongst the three businesses.