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Haywire Cell Phone Sends 4,700 Text Messages Overnight

Haywire Cellphone Sends 4,700 Text Messages Overnight

We've covered a number of stories about crazy cell phone bills. Usually they're due to misunderstandings about what's included in "unlimited" data plans or frequent travelers making a few too many calls while overseas. This one, though, had nothing to do with the user. At fault was the cell phone, which sent 4,700 text messages in one night.

A woman in China set down her supposedly high-end cell phone on December 31 and went to sleep. She signed off for the night, but her phone didn't, and went haywire by sending out the nearly five thousand messages overnight. It wasn't until the next morning that the phone's owner discovered the problem.

Thankfully, though, the bill here wasn't as bad as many of the others we've reported on. The woman was out only about $42 for the experience, but she did have to pay for a new phone as hers was out of warranty.


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