CHICAGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of Verizon Wireless' recent move to kill unlimited data plans, CUB will release an analysis suggesting that nine out of 10 smart phone users are stuck on oversized data plans and could be wasting up to $278 in unused data each year.
At a news conference, CUB Executive Director David Kolata will announce the findings, release a new CUB guide to help consumers protect themselves from bad data deals, and list specific recommendations on how the wireless industry could better serve its customers. The news conference is:
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 26
309 W. Washington St., Suite 800
The news conference will highlight data gathered by the CUB Cellphone Saver (www.CUBCellphoneSaver.com). The free, state-of-the-art tool created by Validas, a Houston, Texas, company, has analyzed nearly 19,000 bills and helped Illinois consumers find ways to reduce their cell-phone costs by an average of $331 a year.
CUB is Illinois' leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois
Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, CUB has saved consumers more than $10 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds. For more information, call CUB's Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556 or visit CUB's award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.
SOURCE Citizens Utility Board