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« on: Apr 09, 2009 10:07 PM »


I say,  WAY TO GO DAD

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_12097656

CHEYENNE — In one month, a Cheyenne teenager sent 10,000 text messages and received about the same — all while her family's plan did not include texting.

That means the family's provider — Verizon — charged them for each incoming and outgoing text message.

The girl's parents, Gregg and Jaylene Christoffersen, thought texting had been disabled, so one can imagine their surprise when they got the monthly phone bill and it asked for $4,756.25.

"It just hit us like a rock, like you're stepping into a bus," Gregg Christoffersen said.

The bill was legit.

Dena Christoffersen, 13, had apparently been sending most of these messages at school. That's more than 300 texts within an eight-hour period every

Gregg Christoffersen was shocked to see his daughter's texting bill. (9News)day for the whole month.
Needless to say, it drew attention away from what she should have been doing: paying attention in class.

"She went from A's and B's one semester to F's in two months," Dena's dad said.

Hours after the enormous bill arrived, Gregg Christoffersen took a hammer to his daughter's phone.

He and Jaylene also grounded Dena until the end of school.

"I felt really bad, and I have learned my lesson," Dena said, with her head down.

Since she lost her phone, Dena's grades have gone up, and the texting is down to zero.

As for the phone bill, the family says Verizon has been willing to knock it down to a reasonable level.

The Christoffersens are asking school administrators at Johnson Junior High School to crack down on cellphone use during school.


See the smashed cell phone at 9News.com.


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« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2009 07:35 PM »

dude I would be mad too but would it be smarter to atleast sell the phone and get a little money since he had to pay such a huge bill!

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2009 07:45 PM »

dude I would be mad too but would it be smarter to atleast sell the phone and get a little money since he had to pay such a huge bill!

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Nawwwwww, I think smashing that cell phone to bits in front of that
irresponsable teenager made a much more valuable impact rather than getting a few bucks for it.
I say WHAT TO GO DAD beat

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2009 08:02 PM »

i think my dad would smash my head if i brought home a $4000 texting cell phone bill.... : )

i think the daughter got off easy....

ps: it actually is possible to get a $4000 cell phone bill if you are roaming in europe and your phone keeps checking every 10 minutes for new email.  so this is not something impossible for idiotic people like me.
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2009 08:07 PM »

We can only hope they make her mow lawns, babysit and find a part time summer job to
pay back her parents for the bill.
If it were my sons that had done that they would of been required to pay every penny back and I would not of expected the cell phone companyt to discount the bill, why discount things for people under these circumstances only to raise rates on people later when the company doesn't see enough profit margin?

Jannah can we have a smiley with someone clubbing a cell phone lol beat
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 11, 2009 11:26 AM »

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Br. Lucid, put your phone on manual email downloads!

Why do people need to text eachother if they attend the same school, she clearly wasn't cheating on tests....if she was she needed to get the text answers of a brighter person.

Pay as you go plans are the way forward with teens with mobiles, you wanna text and chat to the girls sitting next to you in class Roll Eyes you buy your own credit.



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« Reply #6 on: Apr 11, 2009 08:05 PM »

Jannah can we have a smiley with someone clubbing a cell phone lol beat

We have this one:  cellphone
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2009 07:12 PM »

What's the Craziest phone bill you guys every recieved?

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