A Florida woman is now fast becoming the perfect and most well-known example of “bill shock” after receiving a phone bill fromamounting to over $201,000.
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A Florida woman, Celina Aarons, got a shocking $201,000 bill from. Image: WSVN
The bill was no accident andhas verified that it is accurate, reports say, and Celina Aarons should have been legally required to pay it.
We say should here becauseis said to have been kind enough to lower the $201,000 bill ($201,005.44, to be exact) to just $2,500.
has also let Aarons pay the bill in increments for the next six month, says a report from WSVN, the TV station which reported on the woman’s plight.
According to the station’s report, Aarons usually pays $175 for her phone bill, a measly amount compared to the $201,000 bill.
The bill was apparently racked up by her mute and deaf brother who spent two weeks vacationing in Canada and did not turn the phone’s data roaming off.
In a transcript of the video report from WSVN, the brother, Shamir, is said to have texted over 2,000 times and used the phone to surf the net and download videos.
The bill, which ran 43 pages long, easily piled as for example, it is revealed thatcharged $10 per megabyte of data consumed while roaming.
The news comes asand other companies are soon to implement guidelines as members of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association to warn users when they are about to hit their plan’s limits.
Nonetheless, it is saidsent five warnings to Shamir while the bill kept bloating but WSVN noted that those warnings could easily be overlooked if you text over 2,000 times.
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