What tech fees drive you crazy?


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Charges for incoming text messages should be added to the list. Grrrrrr!

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The “regulatory recovery fee” that is added to many cable/phone bills drives me crazy. In addition to the profit they already make from everyone, that are adding an additional fee to cover their cost for complying with the law. I should try that if I get a ticket on my way to work, “Sorry boss, I am going to have to charge the company a regulatory recovery fee because I got pulled over this morning.”  


In addition, I would definately “+1” cable modem rental fees. A month or so ago I was complaining to a friend that I had to spend money to replace my modem after only 3 years, and he responded with the comment, “That’s why I just rent mine.”


I asked him if he had ever added up the rental fees for his modem, so he figured it out and determined that he had paid nearly $700 for his modem. He went from being smug to being annoyed in about 20 seconds.  

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I'm with number 6, I hate text fees. Ugh. I use iMessages most of the time, but have some friends on Android. So I'm stuck with the text message costs.

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