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UNDERSTANDING THE SURCHARGES, TAXES, FEES AND OTHER CHARGES ON YOUR BILL 

	 Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015   

	 In addition to the monthly service charges billed for Sprint's Services, Sprint Surcharges, taxes, fees and other charges may be applied to your monthly invoice based on the type of wireless service you have and your geographical location. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

	 ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGE
 The Administrative Charge is applied per line, per month by Sprint to help defray various costs incurred by Sprint, including, but not limited to, charges imposed on Sprint from other telecommunications carriers and charges and fees from local telephone companies for delivery of calls from our customers to theirs and for certain network facilities and services we must purchase from them. The Administrative Charge appears as a separate line item under Sprint Surcharges of your invoice. This charge is not a tax and is not an amount we are required to collect from you by law. The Administrative Charge and the components used to calculate this charge are subject to change from time to time. 

	 REGULATORY CHARGE
 The Regulatory Charge is assessed per line, per month by Sprint to help defray costs of various federal, state, and local regulatory programs. The Regulatory Charge is not a tax and is not an amount we are required to collect from you by law. The Regulatory Charge and the components used to calculate this charge are subject to change from time to time. 

	 GROSS RECEIPTS RECOVERY
 Some states, counties, and cities impose gross receipts taxes and excise taxes on telecommunications providers. Sprint may choose to recover the costs associated with these gross receipts taxes by charging customers a monthly recovery fee on each line of service. Gross Receipts Fees appear as a separate line item in the Sprint Surcharges or Surcharges and Fees section of your invoice. These charges are not taxes and are not an amount we are required to collect from you by law. 

	 STATE & LOCAL TAXES
 States, counties, cities, and special taxing districts may assess various taxes on wireless communication services and/or the sales and rentals of wireless phones. Applicable taxes are collected by Sprint and remitted to the jurisdiction that is assessing the tax. 

	 STATE & LOCAL REQUIRED 911 CHARGES
 Some states and localities require wireless carriers to collect a fee for 911 funds. These fees vary by state and locality. Applicable taxes are collected by Sprint and remitted to the jurisdiction that is assessing the tax. 

	 FEDERAL & STATE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND ASSESSMENT
 Federal: All interstate telecommunications service providers are required to contribute to the Federal Universal Service Fund (USF). The Federal USF subsidizes telecommunications services in rural and high-cost areas, services for low-income consumers, and services for schools, libraries, and rural health care providers. Sprint charges a monthly fee per line to recover the cost of these contributions and may include other charges also related to this governmental program. There are different assessment rates applicable to long distance and international charges, and to non-long distance charges, creating two line items on the invoice. This charge is not a tax or a government-imposed fee. The rate of this monthly charge can vary quarterly based on the USF contribution factor established by the Federal Communications Commission. As of October 1, 2014, the Federal USF contribution rate is 16.8%. 

	 State: Telecommunication service providers may also be required to contribute to a State Universal Service Fund (USF). The funds collected may be used to assist in providing universal service and to a variety of other programs at the state level. This charge is not a tax or government-imposed fee. 

	 STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION
 Electronic Waste Recycling Fee: Some states require Sprint to collect an E-Waste Recycling Fee on certain electronic devices. 

	 California State Customers: The State of California requires retailers to collect an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (or E-Waste Recycling Fee) on certain "Covered Electronic Devices" sold in California.     

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