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How to find savings on smartphones

How important are our smartphones? Just consider how much we spend on them. The average American household shelled out more than $1,500 on phones and phone service in 2012, and the biggest spenders easily blew through twice that amount.

Overall, spending on wireless services was up by 7 percent over 2011, even though many households cut just about every other expenditure they could.

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