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What's This Charge? How to Protect Yourself From Cramming

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Terrell McSweeny

Many of us -- myself included -- carry our mobile phones with us everywhere. But even as we have become so reliant on mobile phones, most of us don't pay close attention to our phone bills. And if you aren't reading your bill, it could really cost you.

How To Avoid High Phone Charges Abroad, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel explained how to avoid international roaming charges when...

Until You Leave Your Family Cell Phone Plan, You're Not a Real Adult

Danny Rubin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology
Danny Rubin

The decision to leave the family plan -- or not have your parents pay your own plan -- has less to do with age and more with means. If you can afford a cell phone plan of your own, then you should cut ties with the 'rents.

Jason Gilbert

Stick It To Your Cell Phone Carrier AND Donate To Charity At The Same Time | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

Everyone in America hates their phone bill and wishes it was lower. And most everyone in America, too, likes the idea of giving a little money to char...

How An Unused Cell Phone Racked Up $300 In Charges

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

Ever open your phone bill and notice that it's mysteriously higher than it should be? You aren't alone. What's more, you might be a victim of phone "c...

California Man Receives Outrageous Cell Phone Bill

Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

This is a story about a real failure to communicate. Adipsing Sing, a Northern California man, told CBS Sacramento he was shocked to find he was bi...

Argument Over Billing Issue Gets Bloody After T-Mobile Clerk Allegedly Stabs Angry Customer

Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

An argument over a billing issue escalated into a stabbing this week when a clerk at a T-Mobile store allegedly attacked a customer as he was leaving ...

FROM BART TO BROWN: Bill Banning Cell Phone Disruption Approved

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Legislation that would ban government agencies from disrupting cellphone service without a court order is heading to Gov. Jerry ...

Text Scammers May Have To Pay Up

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.08.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are seeking $52.6 million from a billing company that they accuse of adding unauthorized charges to consumers' p...

Shocked By Your Wireless Bill? Here's Some Good News

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

Have you ever been shocked by a sudden increase in your cell phone bill? One in six of us have, according to the Federal Communications Commission. ...

Woman Denies Buying Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Pay-Per-View Porn

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Porn on the cable bill can be embarrassing enough, but imagine being forced to pay up for lewd movies you didn't even watch. That's exactly what V...

Think Your Phone Bill Is High? Fla. Woman Owed Outrageous Sum

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

MIAMI (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) -- A South Florida woman got a shock when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000. It...

Teen's Cell Phone Bill Tops $20,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A thirteen year-old in California managed to run up a cell phone bill totaling nearly $22,000 the Associated Press reports. After Ted Estarija added...

Rename Cost-Cutting Financial Slimmers And It Doesn't Feel So Bad - What Are Yours?

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

I bought a $8 pair of pants on sale at the Gap for my son last week which is the equivalent of salad and a few vegetables that rotted in the fridge after a few days.

Verizon Cancels Returning Marines' Cellphones, Fines Them $500

Consumerist | Bob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two Marines, a husband and wife, found Verizon had an unpleasant welcome-home gift waiting for them when they got back from serving in Iraq: canceled ...

Canadian Surprised By $85,000 Cell Phone Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Piotr Staniaszek normally pays $147 a month for his cell phone. So he was more than a little surprised to learn his November bill had ballooned to $59...