How much was a T-Mobile bill that left customer Celina Aarons "shaking and crying"?


by / October 19, 2011


$201,000. The enormous bill wasn't in error. Rather, according to, Aarons' younger brother Shamir, "who is legally deaf, spent two weeks in Canada where he rang up a 43-page, $201,000 cell phone bill. During his trip Shamir had texted more than 2,000 times, at $0.20/text according to T-Mobile's international messaging rates, and downloaded videos at a price of $10 per MB."

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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