WASHINGTON - It's a move that may cause you to sigh, rather than cringe the next time you get a bill from your cell phone carrier.
The House of Representatives has approved a five-year freeze on any new state and local taxes on cell phones and other wireless services.
The ban on new taxes includes tariffs on wireless broadband access.
The voice vote reflects the consensus that new taxes on wireless mobile services have far outpaced average sales taxes on other items and have become a deterrent to the spread of wireless broadband technology.
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