Senate to hold hearings on 'cramming' phone bills

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee says it will be holding hearings regarding telephone companies "cramming" phone bills with unnecessary fees.The practice of "cramming" has turned

WOODBURY - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee says it will be holding hearings regarding telephone companies "cramming" phone bills with unnecessary fees.

The practice of "cramming" has turned into a billion-dollar industry, according to the Senate Commerce Committee.

Long Island residents say they agree that there are probably some fees that they're being forced to pay that aren't really necessary.

Officials say they want telephone companies to provide more details on fees and taxes, and place third-party charges in a different section of the bill. They hope the hearings will help them enact these changes.

Unauthorized Charges on Telephone Bills: Why Crammers Win and Consumers Lose

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