Father destroys daughter's cellphone after $4756 texting bill

A man bought cellphones for his family from Verizon Wireless, he opted for a plan that doesn't include texting not knowing that choosing such an option meant paying for each and every text sent and received...
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38 Comments

26. Mali Mal

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Jus figured it was a perfect time to say verizon sucks LOL

36. metalpoet unregistered

verizon doesnt suck, the guy was just a cheapskate! the verizon rep probably tried getting the guy to get a text plan or put them on the select plan but he was being stubborn which led to stupididty which led to a $5,000 bill.

27. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Saddest thing is, the store rep probably tried to get him to sign for a txt plan (comission), guy declined (cheapness), when bill came out, probably called to VZW and got most, if not all, the charges back as a credit

29. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

And then still did not sign up for text messaging... No Joke.

32. dbb10001

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

I can't begin to imagine what it was like for the parents to get a $5K phone bill, especially if they thought that they had a texting plan that, while not unlimited, was at least comprehensive. Talk about shock! Without debating the appropriateness of the volume of the rampant texting, I get particularly riled when parents are stuck with huge bills; I hear about this all the time because I work for the consumer advocacy websitehttp://www.fixmycellbill.com , powered by a company called Validas, where we slash the average cell bill by 22 percent. People like the Christoffersons may not have been actively misled by their providers, but they were clearly unaware of the vulnerability of their cell plans to their kids’ texting habits. I could go on and on about how shifty these cell companies can be in their attempts to make you overpay. I'll mention that at Validas, we stop them and have currently put over $5,000,000 back in the pockets of consumers. You can check out Validas’s fixmycellbill.com in the national news media, most recently on Good Morning America athttp://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6887412&page=1. Good luck to everyone trying to lower your wireless expenses down in this rough economy. Dylan

35. metalpoet unregistered

i dont go over my texts cuz im on the select plan with verizon that means i can text who ever i want from any company as many times as i want. if the man was being cheap while not even thinking that his daughter WASNT going text, haha damn was he surprised! i work for verizon and i make sure that all my customers that have kids, teenagers, and young adults have either text plans or are on the select plan! you pay just a lil bit more now but u never have to wry bout go over texts and paying 5 g"s

33. vzwemp87

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

lol this is great only because i just got done helping a few customers with a $2556.86 text bill and actually they were more calm than i was!

34. metalpoet unregistered

hahaha dumba@# shouldve listened when verizon sales person spoke to them about texting! he deserved to have that bill and she deserves to have her a@# kicked up one side and down the other.
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