Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 4, Part A - Utilities and Fuels for Owned and Rented Properties - Telephone Expenses

Section 4, Part A deals with expenditures for telephone services, including residential service and cellular service.

Now I am going to ask about telephone bills.
Please refer to any billing statements or other records you have when answering these questions. Please remember to include any bills you receive or pay online or have automatically deducted. Report any telephone bill you have received, even if the bill has not been paid.

  1. Enter 1 to Continue

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU received any bills for telephone services, including cellular and Voice Over IP? Do not include bills for telephones used entirely for business purposes.

  1. Yes
  2. No

For definitions Information Booklet »

What is the name of the company which provides the services? [enter text] _____________

Will any of the charges be deducted as a business expense?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What percentage will be deducted? [enter value] _____________

How much were you billed for in the reference month?
Do not include any unpaid charges from a previous billing period. [enter value] _____________

How much were you billed for in two months ago?
Do not include any unpaid charges from a previous billing period. [enter value] _____________

How much were you billed for in last month?
Do not include any unpaid charges from a previous billing period. [enter value] _____________

What is your usual billing period for this service?

  1. Month
  2. 2 Months
  3. Quarter
  4. Annual
  5. Other

What types of telephone services did the bill include?

* Enter all that apply

* Read each item on list.

  1. Residential Service
  2. Mobile/Cellular Service
  3. Voice Over IP

Which of the following telephone service items were included in the bill(s)?

* Enter all that apply, separate with commas.

*Read each item on list.

  1. None
  2. Internet access (including broadband, DSL, and dial-up)
  3. Cable or satellite television service
  4. Non-telephone related rentals or purchases such as a modem

  5. Misc. Combined (unable to specify/DK)

For definitions Information Booklet »

How much of the reference month charges were for internet access? [enter value] _____________

How much of the two months ago charges were for internet access? [enter value] _____________

How much of the last month charges were for internet access? [enter value] _____________

How much of the reference month charges were for cable or satellite television service? [enter value] _____________

How much of the two months ago charges were for cable or satellite television service? [enter value] _____________

How much of the last month charges were for cable or satellite television service? [enter value] _____________

How much of the reference month charges were for non-telephone related rentals or purchases? [enter value] _____________

How much of the two months ago charges were for non-telephone related rentals or purchases? [enter value] _____________

How much of the last month charges were for non-telephone related rentals or purchases? [enter value] _____________

Did you or any member of your CU receive any other bills for telephones not used entirely for business purposes?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 4A

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Last Modified Date: September 19, 2008

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