Consumer Minute: Lowering your cell phone bill and rising gas prices

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 10 at 10:20 AM

You probably noticed it's costing more to fill up your gas tank these days.  Nationwide, the price for gas has gone up 22 cents a gallon.  Industry experts say part of the reason behind the increase is the crisis in the Ukraine.

The big names in the tech industry are gathering in Austin, Texas for the "South by Southwest" conference.  That includes the company Gogo, which is set to show off its new inflight calling and texting service.

AT&T says it is cutting the cost of some mobile customer's bills at a time when overall mobile phone bills have risen.  While carriers have cut the price of many plans, billings continue to grow.  That's because more users are shifting to smart phones and increasing their wireless internet use.  So carriers are trying to wean customers off expensive smart phone subsides and encouraging them to use more data.

 

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