Aug 14, 2009, 06:12AM

Why do we pay so much for cell phone service?

They're takin' me for all I got.

A new survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared annual costs around the world for consumers who have cellphones, and the U.S. is in the top three for most expensive. How expensive?DSLReports notes that "on average, the OECD found that Americans pay $635.85 on cell phone service, compared to $131.44 per year in the Netherlands or $137.94 per year in Sweden."

The carriers disagree that we're getting screwed, of course:


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