Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cell Phone + 12 year old = Expensive Bill

Today I got my cell phone bill. Strangely it was $100 more than it usually is. Since we have a plan that gives us more than enough minutes every month, I went in search of an explination. What I found was that my 12 year old had downloaded 50 or so "premium text messages" at $1.99 a piece. I didn't know such a thing even existed. I'm still not entirely sure what they are. What I do know is that after a pleasant call to customer service her phone is now blocked from receiving them. I also know that she's going to be babysitting for free for the forseable future.


slackermommy said...

We learned the same lesson and blocked text messages from our daughter's phone because her friend kept texting her even after Madeline told her to stop. Her friend is one of those kids I want to drop kick.

Lorna said...

I hear ya. These weren't regular text messages though. We have unlimited text on our account, so I've always told her to text away. What it ended up being is one of those things that tells you to text a word to a number to get ringtones, wallpapers, or in this case "psychic readings". I asked my daughter if the psychic told her she was going to be in deep shit for running up a $100 bill.