$22000 Mobile Phone Bill Verizon Christmas Present?

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A mobile phone bill through your letter box just before Christmas that has a figure of a whopping $21,917 worth of charges is enough to ruin anyone’s Christmas, but that’s what one dad received from Verizon Wireless.

According to an article over on the examiner, dad, Ted Estarija did expect his wireless bill to rise after adding his son to his plan, however apparently the 13 year old boy downloaded 1.4 million kilobytes of data and as the plan didn’t cover data usage his dad got the bill.

Fortunately though, Verizon Wireless investigates cases of exceptionally large bills and has agreed to credit Estarija’s account for the entire amount, and Estarija has now suspended his boy’s account.

So when you decide to place your child onto your wireless plan make sure you know just what they are doing and how much data usage they are using.

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One Comment on $22000 Mobile Phone Bill Verizon Christmas Present?

  • 17 December, 2009, 4:14

    Like many of us, Ive been hearing about this story again and again and personally, its so hard to imagine how Estarija felt upon receiving that $21,000-plus Verizon Wireless bill. Its such a nightmare of epic proportions, only augmented by the fact that he is recently out of work. And the human factor continues here with Estarija’s son, who apparently is taking the predicament very hard. But from a practical perspective, I wanted to respond with a strategy for eliminating those large bills before they even happen by effectively right sizing your plan. I work in the consumer advocacy division of the Houston-based company Validas, where we electronically audit and subsequently reduce the average cell bill by 22% through our website, http://www.fixmycellbill.com.

    Check us out in the media, most recently on Fox News at http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/consumer/conlaw/lower_cell_phone_bills_072409 . By ensuring that Americans wireless plans are optimally compatible with their wireless usage, we can work together to prevent situations like Estarijas from reoccurring.

    Consumer Advocacy, fixmycellbill.com

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