Can Companies Charge Me For Using My Own Equipment?

Episode 1760 (1:27:58)

Jerry from Hatfield, PA
FCC

Jerry found out that his satellite company is charging him $7 a month for using his own equipment. Leo says that's now illegal. Leo says they are now trying to get around it by calling it a "service fee," but it's still illegal. He recommends contacting the FCC or state local public utility commission.

Jerry also wants to know how to block robocalls. Leo says that he can add his phone to the DoNotCall list, but he also recommends contacting the carrier to see what call blocking features they offer. Many are doing it for free now. Check out FCC.gov/Call-blocking. His phone may also offer call-blocking, though it could be called something different.