It's hard for me to imagine coming close to my 200 message per month limit, much less what it would be like to send 10,000 text messages. But that is just what one teen did in Cheyenne, Wyoming. All of this while the family's cellular plan on Verizon did not include text messages.
The teens parrent's had believed text messaging had been disabled, but found out that it had not been and they were charged for every incoming and outgoing text message. The total bill, $4,756.25. If you estimate the family plan at $150 that comes to about $0.46 per text message.
Most of the text message had been sent at school, where the teen sent more than 300 messages during an 8-hour period every day. Obvisously texting away like that lent little time to pay attention and be productive in class, which caused the teen's grades to drop from A's and B's to F's in just two months.
Hours after recieving the bill, and confirming that it was not a mistake, the teen's father took a hammer to the phone. Additionally, the teen has also been grounded until the end of school.
Thankfully for the parrents, Verizon was willing to "knock the bill down to a reasonable level."