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The $85,000 Phone Bill
Unlimited? Not so much...
by Karl Bode 06:19PM Thursday Dec 13 2007
We've seen several users incur massive iPhone bills from AT&T (from $3,000-$4,800) because they didn't read the fine print for their data plan. However, None of them can hold a candle to one Canadian man who used his mobile phone as a modem a received a whopping bill for $85,000. He signed up for a $10 unlimited mobile browser plan from Bell Mobility, unaware that tethered data transfers would incur additional fees.
Staniaszek's father, also named Piotr Staniaszek, said his son thought he could use his new phone as a modem for his computer as part of his C$10 unlimited browser plan from Bell Mobility, a division of Bell Canada. He downloaded movies and other high-resolution files unaware of the charges they would incur. "He's working in the field sometimes, alone, in the shack. What to do? Drink vodka or go on the Internet?" Staniaszek senior told Reuters on Thursday from Calgary, Alberta.
Next time, choose the vodka.

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Re: Just another...

Hey, we're not talking about American pesos here, we're talking Canadian dollars. That's a lot of dough.

Shill H8r
Huntington Beach, CA

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More like a just another salesman who scammed an unsuspecting plan buyer.