What do the line items on my bill mean?
This support page is intended to provide our users with information needed to better understand all of the charges and fees that appear on your invoice. If you can’t find the answers you need here, please contact us and we’d be happy to answer any additional questions.
Invoice line items
|Handsets – Service Charge||Billable devices on your account (phones, ATAs, paging devices, etc.). Certain devices are billed per extension.|
|DIDs – Service Charge – Telephone Numbers||Billable phone numbers on your account (toll-free, inbound-only, two-way, international).|
|Included Minutes – No Charges||Minutes used within your service plan (local and long distance).|
|Outbound Minutes Overages||Outbound minutes that exceeded your service plan (.02 a minute). Extension to extension dialing is considered outbound calling.|
|Toll Free Minutes – Metered Charges||Inbound minutes to your toll-free numbers.|
|International Minutes||Outbound minutes to countries outside your billing address. See our international rates.|
|State and Local Regulatory Fees (“SLRRF”)||The SLRRF charge is used to recover state and local taxes and fees which may be applicable to your service. The SLRRF is a separate line item charged in addition to a customer's monthly service costs and is subject to change from time-to-time as state and local taxes change.|
|Regulatory Recovery Fee (“RRF”)||The RRF charge is used to recover some of the various compliance costs, expenses and administrative fees that we incur related to (i) our federal, state and locally-mandated communications reporting and regulatory compliance requirements and programs, such as the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund; (ii) ensuring our ongoing compliance with requirements for connectivity with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) as well as managing our relationships and interoperability with our third-party telecommunication carrier partners; (iii) responding to subpoenas, civil investigation demands and other regulatory and/or law enforcement requests or investigations; and (iv) improving, managing and acquiring intellectual property and other proprietary rights used to provide our services. These fees are not taxes or charges required or assessed by any government. The RRF is a separate line item charged in addition to a customer's monthly service costs and may be subject to change from time-to-time as our costs of compliance change.|
|Contact Center||Subscription fee for Contact Center.|
|Universal Service Fee (USF)||The Universal Service Fee (USF) is a charge used to recover the costs of our mandatory contributions to the Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF).
The FUSF is a U.S. government-administered program intended to help subsidize telecommunications and broadband services for those living in rural and high-cost areas and for low-income consumers, schools, libraries and healthcare facilities. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires companies who offer telecommunications services to contribute a percentage of their interstate and international revenues to the FUSF. We are permitted to recover the cost of our contributions to the FUSF from our customers. FUSF contribution rates are set by the FCC on a quarterly basis and are subject to change. Therefore, the FUSF amounts collected on your invoice may also be subject to change.
|Rentals||Charges for equipment rented from Jive.|