The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is coming to Libertyville to give consumers tips on how to cut their calling costs by hundreds of dollars a year.
A CUB study has estimated that Illinois callers could be overpaying by more than $1 billion a year—but most could enjoy big savings by making a few simple changes on their phone bills. CUB has shown phone customers how to save millions of dollars through an award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org, and free clinics that give tips on how to slash local and long-distance bills.
The next clinic, co-sponsored by state Sen. Dan Duffy, is:
10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21
135 W. Church St.
Note: Please RSVP by calling Sen. Duffy’s office, 847-277-7100.
“When it comes to your phone bill, knowledge is power,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “Armed with a little information from CUB’s experts, consumers can cut their bills by an average of $200 a year. It’s savings without sacrifice.”
Consumers frequently complain that they can’t get reliable information from the phone company, which often just throws them a sales pitch for a more expensive plan. At CUB’s clinics, however, participants will receive helpful tips about:
* The low-cost Consumer’s Choice local-calling plans, designed by CUB under a legal settlement with AT&T. The plans are under a state-mandated price freeze through at least June of 2013 and have been saving Illinois consumers an average of about $200 a year.
- The Citizens Utility Board provided this information.