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Posted by Boghound on November 3, 2011

U.S. woman nets $200K phone bill

Celina Aarons is used to receiving a monthly phone bill of about $175.

Imagine her surprise when her latest bill was 43 pages long and said she owed $201,005.44.

Aarons, who lives in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, has two brothers who are mute and deaf and who use their phones to text each other.

She told WSVN-TV in Miami that while Shamir, one of her brothers, was vacationing in Canada for two weeks, he forgot to turn his data roaming off, texted over 2,000 times and used the phone to download videos.

Since he is on Aarons’ phone plan, the bill became her responsibility.

"Well, it’s never going to get paid (because) I can’t pay that," the told WSVN. "That’s like paying (for) a nice house right now based on what houses are going for."

The station contacted her phone company, T-mobile, which lowered Aaron’s phone bill from $201,000 to $2,500 and gave her six months to pay.


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