Mobile wireless is an American success story. It saves us in emergencies. It keeps us in contact with our spouse, children, parents, co-workers and lets us speak our minds to friends. More recently, wireless services enable consumers to “see” loved ones and to conduct business with associates. We rank it highly for serving these purposes and for the value it delivers. Unfortunately, the mobile phone has become a tool of the tax authorities – adding an average 17% above the charges due to the wireless carriers and with seven states above 20%.
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