$201,000 Cell Phone Bill: Celina Aarons, Florida Woman, Receives Shocking T-Mobile Bill
MIAMI (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) -- A South Florida woman got a shock when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000.
It was no mistake.
Celina Aarons has her two deaf-mute brothers on her plan. They communicate by texting and use their phones to watch videos. Normally, that's not a problem. Aarons has the appropriate data plan and her bill is about $175.
But her brothers spent two weeks in Canada and Aarons never changed to an international plan. Her brothers sent over 2,000 texts and also downloaded videos, sometimes racking up $2,000 in data charges.
When Aarons read the bill -- all 43 pages of it -- she realized she owed $201,005.44.
"I was freaking out," Aarons told the news station WSVN. "I was shaking, crying, I couldn't even talk that much on the phone. I was like my life is over!"
Thankfully, T-mobile agreed to lower the bill to a more manageable $2,500 and gave Aarons six months to pay up, WSVN reports.
In 2006, a Malaysian man reportedly received a phone bill totaling $218 trillion for calls made on a number he thought he had disconnected after his father's death.