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Verizon Phone Bill Quiz: You Won't Get Any Answers Right.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Meet Verizon's Subsidiaries-- Who have taken Control of the Wires, Your Services, and Caused Net Neutrality. Part VI,a in the series based on the...

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.

Tom Wheeler Should Not Be the Next FCC Chairman: Do You Like Your Wireless Bills?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Thomas Wheeler is the heir apparent to the departing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. From 1992 through 2004, Tom Wheeler was president and CEO of the Cellular Telecom and Internet Association. If Wheeler is nominated he would have to take on his previous clients.

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...

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...

Shrimp Don't Make Flamingos Pink, And Other Phone Scams

Posted 04.02.2012 | Money

Have you ever received a cryptic text message from an undisclosed number? It's possible you were being targeted by a phone-cramming scammer. On Mo...

Crackdown Sought For Phone Bill Mystery Fees

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators are proposing new rules to make it easier for consumers to detect and challenge mystery fees on their phone bills. T...