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14 yo from England runs up a $6000 cell phone bill on vacation in NYC.

Seen this on Yahoo.
Really, they didn't know it cost more to use their cell phones out of their own country?
I did.


Asked by louise2 at 5:12 PM on Jul. 12, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • There goes that boy's hopes of getting a car at sixteen, I bet.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:32 AM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • How ridiculous for the phone company to let it get that high without some alert.

    Answer by DSamuels at 8:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • Wow- that is outrageous!!!

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:23 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • Holy shiz. That's insane and outrageous. My kid would be getting a job or jobs pronto!

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 6:26 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • wow ridiculous

    Answer by smiley745 at 7:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • If the company doesn't send a text alert or something, then at the very least they need to reduce that bill. That's outrageous & people just don't have that kind of money. I hope the will be reasonable w/ these people.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:57 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • When I said THEY. I meant the parent, not the 14yo DD.

    Comment by louise2 (original poster) at 5:17 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • Yikes!

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:41 PM on Jul. 12, 2013

  • I know several people who have international plans that didn't work properly - it charged them the regular int'l rate instead of the one they were supposed to get by paying extra per month. It took months and lots of legal threats to get the charges undone.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:58 PM on Jul. 12, 2013