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Argentina 6.9¢
Australia 7.9¢
Bangladesh 11.9¢
Belgium 6.9¢
Brazil 8.9¢
China 5.9¢
Czech Republic 7.9¢
Germany 5.9¢
Greece 6.9¢
France 6.9¢
India 8.9¢
Ireland 5.9¢
Italy 6.9¢
Israel 5.9¢
Japan 7.9¢
Malaysia 6.9¢
Netherlands 6.9¢
Peru 8.9¢
Poland 6.9¢
Mexico City 6.9¢
Pakistan 18.9¢
Russia  12.9¢
Singapore 5.9¢
Spain 12.9¢
Taiwan 6.9¢
Thailand 5.9¢
Turkey 10.9¢
UK 5.9¢
Venezuela 7.9¢
Vietnam 12.9¢
other countries

monthly recurring PNG charges

Telecommunication companies are required to collect a number of fees and taxes on the behalf of FCC and local tax authorities. Please refer to FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for the official wireline and wireless phone bill rules that contain explanation of various fees and taxes. Below there is a sub-list of fees/taxes that PNG collects.

Telecom Infrastructure Fee (TIF): $4.99

This fee allows PNG to recover various costs of network development and maintenance, regulatory proceedings and compliance, fraud monitoring, account provisioning and maintenance and other costs incurred by PNG in the provision of interstate telecommunications services. This fee is not a government mandated tax or surcharge.

Network Access Charge (NAC):
19.9% on all interstate and international usage for residential and switched business customers.

This charge covers the costs of the local phone network. This charge may appear as “FCC Charge for Network Access,” “Federal Line Cost Charge,” “Interstate Access Charge,” “Federal Access Charge,” “Interstate Single Line Charge,” “Customer Line Charge” or “FCC-Approved Customer Line Charge.” The FCC sets the maximum allowable Federal Subscriber Line Charge. This is not a government charge or tax, and it does not end up in the U.S. treasury.

Federal Universal Service Fund (USF) ): 9.5% for residential and business customers

Because telephones provide a vital link to emergency services, to government services and to surrounding communities, it has been our nation’s policy to promote telephone service to all households since this service began in the 1930s. The USF helps to make phone service affordable and available to all Americans, including consumers with low incomes, those living in areas where the costs of providing telephone service is high, schools and libraries and rural health care providers. Congress has mandated that all telephone companies providing interstate service must contribute to the USF. Although not required to do so by the government, many carriers choose to pass their contribution costs on to their customers in the form of a line item, often called the “Federal Universal Service Fee” or “Universal Connectivity Fee”.

State and Local Telecom Tax:
varies by the state

This charge is imposed by state, local and municipal governments on goods and services. It may also appear as a “gross receipts” tax in some states.

Switched toll-free monthly charge:
$3.99, applies only if you have a toll free number

PICC Business: No Charge - First Line, $4.31/line/month Additional Lines
PICC Residential: No Charge