Too many consumers overpaying for phone service

The PhoneDog
Mascot from Charleston, SC
Published: March 12, 2007

Frequent readers of the Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Company newspapers may be aware of a regular column entitled ?Spending Smart.? The column is chock-full of good money-saving tips. This past Sunday, the focus was on telephone costs and TRAC was pleased to be able to add our advice to the article.

"People who obsess over the price for a gallon of milk don't think twice about overpaying for telecom," said John Breyault, TRAC Research Associate. "Over a year, you could be overspending by hundreds of dollars." Bundled plans, which often include local, long distance, and wireless phone service and increasingly Internet and television service may help high-volume callers save money, but others will still be able to save by picking and choosing the right plan to fit their needs, noted the article. To read the full column, click here.

Source: Telecommunications Research and Action Center. http://www.trac.org