4.09.2009

Text.Text.Text-a-holic?!

In one month, a Cheyenne teenager sent 10,000 text messages and received about the same - all while her family's plan did not include texting.That means the family's provider - Verizon - charged them for each incoming and outgoing text.The girl's parents, Gregg and Jaylene Christoffersen, thought texting had been disabled, so one can imagine their surprise when they got the monthly phone bill and it asked for $4,756.25."It just hit us like a rock, like you're stepping into a bus," Gregg Christoffersen said.The bill was legit.Dena Christoffersen, 13, had apparently been sending most of these messages at school. That's more than 300 texts within an eight-hour period every day for the whole month.Needless to say, it drew attention away from what she should have been doing: paying attention in class.

"She went from As and Bs one semester to Fs in two months," Dena's dad said.

Hours after the enormous bill arrived, Gregg Christoffersen took a hammer to his daughter's phone.

He and Jaylene also grounded Dena until the end of school.

Via:9news.com

um WOW. Almost 5 G's for texting..when unlimited is only about $10-$15 extra a month?!
maybe they should consider adding that on next time.. IF they allow her a next time!

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