Illinoisans Overpaying for Cellphone Use, Study Finds

October 13, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times0 — Even as more people go wireless for their telephone needs, a Chicago utility watchdog agency said Monday that cell-phone users continue to pay for calling time they don’t use.  The yearlong analysis of 11,921 lines showed that Illinois callers, on average, overpaid on 66 percent of the 4,404 bills studied, and paid $359.64 per year unnecessarily, according to the Citizens Utility Board report, issued Monday. The 4,404 bills averaged 2.7 lines per month.

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