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Man rings up $200,000 cellphone bill

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When a South Florida woman opened her 43-page cellphone bill she dissolved into hysterical laughter.

She owed $201,000 — nearly all of it roaming charges accumulated from her brother’s two-week vacation in Toronto.

Shamir Aarons, 19, is deaf and mute, and his cellphone is his main way of communicating with the world.

“He didn’t know (about the roaming charges),” said Celina Aarons, 29, who has her brother included on her plan with T-Mobile.

In the two weeks, Shamir sent more than 2,000 texts (on roaming it’s 50 cents to text out of Canada and 20 cents to receive messages). Using T-Mobile’s partner networks, which include Rogers and Bell, he downloaded countless videos at $10 per megabyte, resulting in data charges like $1,700 or $2,800.

Celina was alerted to the monumental bill only when her cellphone service was suspended. When she called to find out why, a customer service rep said her bill was $76,000.

“They wanted me to pay half that month,” she said.

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I've always believed that cell companies charge WAY too much money. Why would the bill be $200k if she was notified at $76k? No matter how much was used there is NO WAY that a company should get away with charging $200k for 2 weeks of use. Wonder if she will manage to get a deal done
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Wow! Sad part is I don't doubt it.
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What a scam.....good luck on collecting cell company!
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