Ultra Mobile has announced that it is adding fees and taxes to the price of all airtime top-ups and plan renewals.
- Effective May 1, 2014, Ultra will add a "cost recovery fee" to all airtime purchases at retail locations. The fee will be 50¢ on airtime loads of $10 or less and $1 on airtime loads of $10.01 or more. Callingmart and other online PIN sellers have added this fee to the price of Ultra refills as well.
- Effective May 21, 2014, Ultra will begin collecting government fees and taxes, including sales and use taxes and Federal Universal Service Fund Fees, on all transactions processed directly by Ultra using a credit or debit card. These taxes vary with the user's location.
Ultra also announced that the high-speed data allowance included with the grandfathered $59/month plan will be reduced from 4GB to 2GB. The throttled data speed after 2GB has also been reduced from 256kbps to 128kbps. The changes will go into effect with the plan renewals after May 7, 2014. The $59 Plan was discontinued April 1, 2014, but customers on that plan were allowed to continue using it.
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