Friday, April 10, 2009

I'd Rather Be A Hammer Than A Cell Phone...

I'm quite sorry for the parents, but I must admit, this article from the Associated Press made me laugh:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A cellphone used by a 13-year-old Wyoming girl to run up a nearly $5,000 phone bill will text no more - thanks to her angry father and his hammer.

Dena Christoffersen of Cheyenne sent or received about 20,000 text messages over about a month, and her parents' phone plan didn't cover texting.

Her father, Gregg Christoffersen, said he thought texting had been disabled on her phone.

It's disabled now - he smashed the phone to pieces, hours after getting a bill for more than $4,750.

The family says the phone company Verizon has been willing to knock the bill down to a reasonable level. Dena has been grounded until the end of school.

She said she feels badly and has learned her lesson.

1 comment:

elegyrl said...

Gosh some people will never learn that texting can be dangerous for cell phone bills :)