Grounded for sending text messages!
Teen sent 10,000 texts with no plan
This story is silly. And I really feel for little Dena being grounded for this. If she had known she wouldn't have done it I'll bet. But not just for the fact she was grounded... but because her parents let the media come into their home with cameras and put themselves and their daughter on the news.
A Wyoming father said he took a hammer to his 13-year-old daughter's cell phone after she racked up $4,756.25 in text messaging fees.
Gregg and Jaylene Christoffersen said they thought texting was disabled on the phone used by their daughter, Dena, because their plan with Verizon
did not include the service, KUSA-TV, Denver, reported Wednesday.
However, the service provider charged the family for each one of the 10,000 text messages that Dena sent in a single month.
Gregg Christoffersen said he smashed the offending phone with a hammer and he and his wife have grounded Dena until the end of the school year.
The couple said Verizon has agreed to reduce the bill to a more manageable amount.
Personally I think the parents are entirely to blame. She is a 13 year old girl. Girls talk a lot on the phone. And now with texting they can talk even more! In my opinion the parents are mentally deficient for not purchasing unlimited text messaging plan. I have T-Mobile and it costs me 20 bucks more a moth for unlimited texts for all the phones on my family plan. <checks phone> This month I have sent 2090 text messages and my bill doesn't close until the 18th. I know a girl who is 15 and she averages about 5000 a month. And my best friends little sister, who is 18, averages over 7000 text messages a month.
It's not that they smashed her phone or grounded her that bothers me, its that they stuck her on the news to be seen by the entire world. Ha ha ha! Degenerate low life scumbags. Poor kid.
Her parents could have double checked to make sure it was disabled on the phone... you CAN disable text messaging if you don't want to pay for them, but if you just don't pay for a plan it doesn't disable them. Maybe they should have payed attention to their contract. ALWAYS READ THINGS YOU SIGN NUMBSKULLS!
Am I being to harsh on the parents? Or do you agree that shoving your kid on national television to be laughed at is good parenting? I don't know, I saw on the news and it just really made me want to go poke her parents in the eyes.