Overheard: Word of the Day

Apr 20 2012   4:32PM GMT

Overheard talking about cramming landline phone bills

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“An investigation by Rockefeller’s Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee last year found that phone companies had placed $10 billion in third-party charges on customers’ landline phone bills over the last five years — and that a large percentage of those charges were unauthorized.” — Brendan Sasso

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cramming, padding your phone bill with sneaky little charges for things you don’t want and never knew you were paying for.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has convinced  Verizon, CenturyLink and AT&T to stop cramming  landline phone bills. The Senator is on the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet — which has oversight over the FCC and the wireless industry.

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