Minimum Monthly Charge Some calling plans may include a monthly minimum charge.
Charges that contribute toward meeting the minimum include, but are not limited to: domestic 1+ and international long distance calls, Operator Assistance calls, and Domestic and International Monthly Recurring Charges. Federal taxes, state taxes, credits, Universal Service Fees, charges billed by other carriers, and other surcharges and taxes do not contribute towards satisfying the Minimum Monthly Charge requirement. Each billing month when the applicable charges are equal to or greater than the MMC, no shortfall charge is imposed. If the applicable charges are less than the MMC rate, the difference between the MMC rate and the applicable charges will be a separate charge shown on the bill as the Shortfall Charge.
See also: Related Charges and Taxes topics
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