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Small phone charge will affect AL residents next month

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Alabama residents may notice slightly higher phone bills next month, but there is a trade-off.

That is because of a law meant to help fully fund emergency dispatch services throughout the state. The new law requires phone companies and wireless carriers to charge $1.60 a month per phone. That money will go towards the state's newly created Alabama State 9-1-1 board.

The board's job is to fund emergency communications districts throughout the state.

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