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Replace "tariff" by "fee" ?

7619799 shared this idea 3 weeks ago
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I would like to suggest you replacing the term "tariff" by another word on the English version of the website. A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states, and I never read this before on any website providing a service. It's pain in my eyes. I don't think this is the best word for translating the German "Gebühr"... What about "(Service) fee" ?

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Here in the UK, the word "tariff" is definitely used to describe price bands for various goods and services. For example, consider energy tariffs, or mobile phone contracts. You may also pay a "room tariff" when you book a hotel online.

I don't think it's in any way outlandish to use the word when describing price plans for telecommunication services. I have certainly seen it used on websites providing such, e.g.:

https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/all-tariffs

This use of the word may be less common in America - don't know.

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I’m a non-English speaker and I’ve seen “fee” used everywhere. I can’t remember ever seeing the term “tariff” anywhere but on Mailbox.org.

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