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Verizon Subscriber owes $18k

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Verizon Subscriber owes $18k


www.maximumpc.com

About four years ago, Bryan St. Germain, then 22-year old son of Bob St. Germain, used his Verizon cell phone to connect to the Web. What Bryan didn't know at the time was that the two-year promotional plan his father signed up for -- a plan which allowed for free downloads -- had passed, and he was now being charged per kilobyte.

The result? Little St. Germain racked up a $12,000 phone bill on his father's account, and then another $6,000 to be added to next month's bill.
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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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Well, corporations that do this are the reason we allow the government to oversee their practices. This IMO is terrible. I say that VZW should have called when the bill went from the normal $100 to $1000 dollars. Personally, they should be liable for for up to $2000 but no more. People don't just make $18k mistakes, those are called scams.

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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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This is where Verizon should or any cell, if you dont have the data plans, they should just stop charging it after the 29.95 is reach



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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This is why all 'Opt Out' contracts should be banned. If you get a deal on a service they should have to ASK and get PERMISSION to continue with the service after the introductory offer expires. Most times it damned near impossible to cancel the program you're tied too!

Zindo



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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[edit on 4/5/2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 05:48 PM
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If they can offer it FREE & unlimited for 2 years, they can give this guy a break. What's the goal of our society anyways? To bankrupt people and destroy their lives? Corporate America doesn't understand that $18k is a LOT of money to your average person, because we actually have to do things like budget, balance our check books and keep track of our finances. We don't get access to lenders of last resort and cooking our books doesn't do anything but screw ourselves.

Sure, this guy should have kept better track, but this is NO DIFFERENT than the ARM teaser rates in mortgages.




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