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Magic Jack, the broadband telephony service famous for its kooky late-night TV adverts, is in a bit of hot water in Florida. A county there wants to know why Magic Jack hasn’t collected 911 fees from its customers, and has taken the company to court to demand payment. Magic Jack, of course, claims that it shouldn’t have to collect such fees, even if its customers have the same access to 911 services as other, paying citizens.
Kanawha County says that Magic Jack has refused to collect 911 fees from its customers despite being, in its opinion, no different than any other telephone service. (Telephony companies collect nominal fees, mostly around the $ 3 per month range, then send this money off to the county, with which it uses to pay for 911 services—a roundabout tax, if you will.) Magic Jack says it shouldn’t have to collect the fee because of a technicality: it’s not a telephony company, per se, but rather a company that just so happens to provide a separate incoming and outgoing telephone service.
When Kanawha Count’s commissioner took issue with that argument—one can’t subscribe to Magic Jack’s outgoing service while subscribing to a different company’s incoming service, for example—Magic Jack quickly broke out the ol’ â€œno commentâ€ defense.
Most readers should be familiar with Magic Jack.
For $ 39.95 per year users get unlimited local and long-distance calls, along with call waiting, voicemail, Caller ID, and so on. It all runs through a USB dongle that plugs into your PC or Mac.
It’s unclear why Magic Jack would be so reluctant to collect the 911 fees, as it’s not like the company itself would have to pay; it’d merely collect the fees from its users, than pass them onto the county. Magic Jack would have to raise the price of its service, sure, but it’s hardly an astronomical fee the county is looking for here.
Further hearings on the matter are scheduled for March 1 and 2.
Otsego County youths take part in camp
NORTHERN MICHIGAN â€” Youth from Alcona, Montmorency, Otsego and Presque Isle counties recently participated in a four-day, three-night summer camp modeled after the National 4-H SET Initiative.
Get ready for the 4-H Fair in York County
The 2010 York County 4-H Fair will run Thursday through Monday at the 4-H Center in West Manchester Township.
Tornado warning issued for part of Washtenaw County
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning until 7:30 p.m. for southeastern Washtenaw County. At 6:24 p.m. the National Weather Service Doppler radar showed a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Saline and moving east at……
Soggy Tuesday: Heavy rains pelt Macon County, cause multitude of problems
DECATUR Â - Heavy thunderstorms moving through Decatur on Tuesdaymorning filled the sewers and flooded the streets as nearly 3inches of rain fell in a matter of hours.
Tornado warning expires for Marshall County
The tornado warning for northern Marshall County expired at 7:15 pm Saturday night.
It’s the end of may and i still have no android cupcake for my tmobile g1, when does the over the air update come out in san diego county?