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Verizon Wireless Dismisses $18K Cell Phone Bill

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May 17, 2010, 11:46 PM   by Philip Berne
updated May 17, 2010, 11:47 PM

Bob St. Germain, the Verizon Wireless account holder whose son ran up an $18,000 cell phone bill, has told the Boston Globe that Verizon Wireless has stopped trying to collect on his debt. St. Germain's son used his Verizon Wireless phone as a tethered modem, and data fees helped him incur the massive charge. Verizon Wireless' action comes on the heels of the FCC considering a "bill shock" warning system that would alert customers before monthly fees climb out of control. Verizon Wireless cut St. Germain's bill in half at first, sending a $9,000 debt to collection. According to a Verizon statement to the Globe, the carrier has called off the collection agency, deeming the debt "uncollectable."

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Verizon CEO Seidelberg..... bluecoyote May 18, 2010, 12:05 AM
So little sympathy... JeffdaBeat May 18, 2010, 6:36 AM
FREE STUFF waldorfsalad May 18, 2010, 8:03 PM
He should have been with T-Mobile mingkee May 18, 2010, 9:12 AM
Bad Precedent Kaztro May 18, 2010, 10:01 AM
Still goes on his credit file if it went to collections Joey Esquire May 18, 2010, 11:04 AM
I Wish crazybutlovable May 18, 2010, 11:19 AM
HE'S NOT A KID!!!! HE WAS 22!!!!!!!!!!!! KCMO816 May 18, 2010, 7:46 AM
Well..... funcie12105 May 18, 2010, 9:26 AM
Note to Parents cellgeek82 May 18, 2010, 1:05 AM
Regardless..... Mark_S May 18, 2010, 7:42 AM
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