Hidden Cell Phone Fees What They Go Toward

POSTED: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 7:18pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:16am

TYLER - Cell phone customers are angry with cell phone providers at their hidden fees.

One in particular, the USF fee is used to fund a government run program that helps lower income Americans apply for a free cell phone, with up to one thousand minutes for the year.

USF has been around since the 1980's and a part of the Communication Act since the 1930's.

Just recently though the funds transfer to Safelink Wireless a Tracfone company that is used to provide people with the free phone.

Jessica Wilson / KETKnbc.com

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I resent this fee---who decides who deserves free phones on the backs of ones struggling to pay for them?

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