CUB to hold free ‘phone-bill clinic’

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is holding a free “phone-bill clinic” at the Lifescape Senior Expo in Loves Park as part of a campaign to help consumers understand their phone bills and alert them about great ways to cut calling costs.

“The bad news is most people are paying too much for phone service; the good news is you can change that,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “Many people pay for phone features they don’t need and plans that don’t fit their calling patterns. CUB’s clinics can help you cut your phone bills of this unwanted ‘fat.’”

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, and Friday, Sept. 21, at Sportscore II—Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park.

At the clinic, which is co-sponsored by state Sen. Dave Syverson and state Sen. Burzynski, consumers will learn CUB’s “Rules to Live By in the Phone Market” to help them avoid paying too much for phone service. Consumers should bring their phone bills so CUB experts can analyze them and give tips about how to save money.

CUB is a nonprofit statewide utility watchdog organization created by the Illinois legislature to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline at (800) 669-5566 or visit

from the Sept. 19 – 25, 2007, issue

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