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New Charges For 911 Service

911 BTennesseans getting their first bills of 2015 will soon see new charges for 911 services.
Under a new law that took effect on Jan. 1, the surcharge for all landlines and mobile phones was set at $1.16 per month.
That’s a 16-cent increase for mobile phone users, and a decrease in the fee for business landlines in all 100 emergency communications districts in Tennessee. For residential landlines, the universal $1.16 fee marks an increase for subscribers in 45 districts, and a decrease for those in the remaining 55 where most people paid $1.50 per month.
Coffee County Emergency Communications District has levied a monthly 911 charge of 55 cents for each residential phone line and $1.75 for each business line.