Kansas customers have at least one week to cancel service and not pay a termination fee on Verizon Wireless.
Verizon has implemented a fee recovery charge on Kansas customers, called the KUSC. Quoting Verizon: “The KUSC is a Verizon Wireless charge, not a tax, and is subject to change. Please refer to “Our Rights To Make Changes” in your Customer Agreement for information about changes.”
Under carrier agreements with the CTIA, customers have a right to cancel service if any material change is made to their contract. We’ve covered in the past how carriers like Sprint have been great at honoring this, and AT&T has (arguably*) broken the law by not honoring it. Since Kansas is taxing Verizon, and not Verizon customers… Verizon’s passing the tax on to customers constitutes a material change to their service cost that Verizon is charging.
One oddity is that Verizon imposed a firm date of April 1 to cancel sans fees. That’s questionable considering you are supposed to have 30 days from either the change taking effect, or from notification in most cases, to terminate without a fee.
* The lawyers made us say that.