$10K Cell Phone Bill in One Month?

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Brenda - posted on 09/11/2010

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lmao i think id pee myself out of shock and might have to go to the hospital for a heart attack!!! i freak when i see some ones phone bill over $200.. im a cheap girl..my daddy taught me the was..lol.... can we say "BLOCK the items that the kids don't NEED"? It's not hard and with most schools making the kids have computers for most if not all their classes, and most if not all homes have some sort of internet access, why does any kid NEED that one their phones... to me it just don't make sense...

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people need to learn how their cellphones plan work... They also need to know how to lock features on their phones (data, roaming, etc) so that they can avoid excessive charges. Moreover, kids should be educated about their phones as well and the usage should be supervised. heck I monitor my personal usage several times a month, I'll do the same for the kids once they are old enough to own cell phones.

Stifler's - posted on 09/09/2010

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I saw something like this on the news once lol I wonder what the parents are doing too, to not notice that their kids were always playing with their phone. Why didn't they have a prepaid phone is my question.

Amanda - posted on 09/09/2010

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Is this mother actually coming up with excuses??? Mp3s, books do not cost money on your phone. I assume it was their dataplans that got them such a high bill, as well as roaming charges out of country (those can be killer!!). If they are logged into facebook all day (which I do, even if you arent looking at facebook) if you are out of country your phone is then constantly picking up roaming charges. It is this mothers fault her bill was so large, she should of spoken to her phone company and found out just what roaming charges she would get while on vacation, and then she should of turned OFF roaming on her childrens phones. Hell they are on vacation why do they even need a cell phone?

This wouldnt happen in my home, because my children pay their own cell phone bills, and since they can only afford pay as you go phones, they can not rack up a phone bill.

Tanya - posted on 09/09/2010

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Yeah I would take away the phone. My only question is didn't the parents notice they were on the phone all of the time?

Leah - posted on 09/09/2010

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I don't plan on giving my kids cell phones until they can pay the bill themselves, just like my parents treated me and my siblings growing up. So if they got themselves into that trouble, they would have to get themselves out of it. Lesson learned. And I don't understand what an 11 and 13 year old has a cell phone for anyways?? Stupid.

Stifler's - posted on 09/08/2010

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Take their phones away. People shouldn't have phones unless they pay their 10k bill themselves.

Jaime - posted on 09/08/2010

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Yikes...good thing she's a doctor and can likely pay that debt down a little more quickly than just the average household.

Sarah - posted on 09/08/2010

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think i would be annoyed but there wouldnt be much you can do about it?!
i think people just have to be more aware of what they do on mobiles

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