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South Florida woman gets $201,000 cell phone bill

MIAMI — A South Florida woman got the shock of her life 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 a month.

But her brothers spent two weeks in Canada and Aarons never changed to an international plan. Her brothers sent more than 2,000 texts and also downloaded videos, sometimes racking up $2,000 in data charges.

T-Mobile told Aarons the bill was correct. She called Miami TV station WSVN, which contacted T-Mobile. The station reports that T-Mobile cut Aarons' bill to $2,500 and gave her six months to pay.

South Florida woman gets $201,000 cell phone bill 10/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 11:17am]
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