$22k Cell Bill

Careful what you download. A California 13-year-old is in a little trouble after running up a Verizon Wireless bill of almost $22,000. Ted Estarija’s son downloaded 1.4 million kilobytes of information last month, which totaled up to $21,917 in charges.

The cell plan did not cover data usage, so downloads were charged by the megabyte. Estarija has suspended his son’s account. Verizon is not enforcing the charges.


  1. wow, to much fun 4 that kid, and to much trouble 4 those parents. makes you think about what your parents go through huh?

  2. Of course he got all those downloads but was the kid thinking
    money wise? Of course downloads can’t be that cheap or free

  3. Comcast:Verizon gives you big bills but lowers them if you beg, that’s why you should switch.
    AT&T:Rmember the kid who downloaded 22K bill off verizon? That’s why you should switch to AT&T the nations fastest 3G network.

    I wonder if I will see advertisments like that? 🙂

  4. that’s not really alot… i’ve done triple that damage. the only reason that you haven’t heard of it is cause my parents paid verizon to keep it quiet…

  5. WWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!! thats pretty darn impressive. but why is the picture an iPhone when it says the kid was on Verizon??

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