Verizon Forgives Family's $18K Phone Bill After Four Year Fight

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Bryan St. Germain's dad, Bob, must look a lot happier right now than he did in this picture. After all, Verizon has just dismissed a $18,000 phone bill racked up by the young man after a tedious four-year fight.

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The painful 2006 phone bill was a result of Bryan not realizing that his family's unlimited data plan had expired as "he downloaded about 800 megabytes of data with his computer tethered to his phone."

Now, while Verizon has forgiven the St. Germain's debt, the blemish will still remain on Bob's credit record. So maybe he doesn't look too much happier now after all. [AP via Boing Boing]

DISCUSSION

bainelaker
bainelaker

Verizon still owes me $30 for a new rear view mirror after one of their jackass trucks knocked it off my car in 2005.

They never paid up, so I switched to AT&T. It's the little things, I guess. I'm off to call my shrink now.

Damn. dropped the call.