(FOX 11) - Your text messages could soon face a state tax!
California regulators are considering charging a fee for text messaging to support programs that make phone service accessible to low-income residents.
The plan will be discussed when the California Public Utilities Commission meets next month.
Specific text message fees have not been divulged.
But some business groups say the new consumer charges could pencil out to more than $44 million dollars a year.
And the wireless industry says carriers would be at a disadvantage with free messaging services such as Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. More HERE