It’s Not All Mary Poppins

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The travelling teen and the cell phone bill

July 10, 2009 - Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids | , ,


  1. I don’t know if this is counter-productive to the lesson, but it’s just barely possible the provider can be talked into lowering the bill. I did something like this on a trip to Ukraine; thought I had registered for international plan 1, but had in fact been on plan 2. Called, pleaded ignorance, asked what we could do about a payment plan since I was a new business, etc etc. all very polite. They cut the bill in half. Now an AT&T customer forever!

    Comment by Dee | July 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wow…that’s an eye opener.

    Daughter turned 14 on Sunday and got her first cell phone. I’ll no doubt have that post in mind for years to come.

    Comment by Zayna | July 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. When I was 14 I ran my Mom’s cell phone bill to $900. It was before long distance was included in the min plan. The internet had just become a really big deal in my house and I was on it 24/7 making tons of new (Hanson Fan..)friends all over the US. lol.

    I was grounded for 2 weeks than had to pay my Mom back every penny. I did lots and lots and lots(and lots…) of babysitting to pay it back. I learned a great lesson in doing so.

    I can say though..I am still friends will half the friends I met online when I was 14. Some I have had the chance of meeting. Great friendships…of course that was before the big scare of internet saftey….

    Comment by ~S~ | July 16, 2009 | Reply

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