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Odds Are, Your Cell Phone Bill Is A Rip-Off

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A new report from the Citizens Utility Board finds Illinoisans on average overpay by more than $330 a year for cell phone service.

Taken together, Illinoisans spend $728 million a year too much on cell phone service.

"Illinois callers are paying dearly for bloated bills burdened with too many services they don't need and too many minutes they'll never use," CUB Executive Director David Kolata said in a statement.

The CUB collected data from nearly 7,000 users with an application that allows people to compare their rates with those of leading competitors. (Check yours here.)

The study found that 73.4 percent of Illinoisans pay too much and that the average user wasted 439 minutes a month.

Read the full report:

Surviving the Cell Phone Jungle -