Man Gets an $85,000 Cell Phone Bill for Modem Use

by admin December 17, 2007 at 6:59 pm

We’ve seen $3,000 cell phone bills. We’ve seen $10,000 cell phone bills. But now we’ve got a bill that’s approaching six figures, as a Canadian man has been hit with an $85,000 invoice.

And no, it’s not a computer error.

Piotr Staniaszek had been using his cell phone as a modem for his computer, thinking he was covered under his $10-a-month unlimited mobile browser plan from Canadian telco Bell Mobility. He actually caught the bill at $65,000. When he called to complain, he was told that it had hit $85,000 for the use since the bill was mailed.

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