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He got a $17,000 phone bill. Don't make his mistake

He got a $17,000 phone bill. Don't make his mistake
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These days, it's not unusual at all for children to entertain themselves with a smartphone or tablet in the backseat during a family drive. That's exactly what Mike Domzalski's 11 year old son was doing during a day trip over spring break last month. While the family drove to visit a new city, the boy watched YouTube videos on an iPad to pass the miles.

But days later, Domzalski got the shock of his life when his cellphone bill arrived to the tune of $17,465.86!  "I thought it was a practical joke or something," Domzalski told Detroit TV station, WJBK.

Here's a portion of Domzalski's bill from his cellphone carrier, AT&T.

Domzalski cell phone bill

But just one problem. It wasn't a joke and AT&T was completely serious about collecting the huge bill.

"They want to charge me $17,000," Domzalski told the TV station. "I just think it's insanity. (I'm) more than willing to pay what the actual rate would be. A couple hundred dollars but this is like buying a brand new car for a roaming charge."

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