Verizon charged customer Ted Estarija a hefty $21,917 in overage charges after his son used 1.4 million kilobytes (1.33GB) of data. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue, but Ted didn’t have a limited / unlimited data plan active for the phone. However, Verizon just may waive the fees due to the story going public. *Update* It works out to be approximately $16/MB and not $1.99/MB as originally stated.
Apparently, the father made the bankruptcy-worthy mistake of failing to set the family up on a real data plan.