A 22-year-old Canadian oil-field worker recently received a mobile phone bill for nearly $85,000 (£41,000) after repeatedly using his handset as a modem for his computer.
Oblivious to the onerous extra charges incurred by hefty downloads, Staniaszek proceeded to download several high-definition films and other large files.
"The thing is, they've cut my phone off for being like $100 over," he told CBC News.
"Here, I'm $85,000 over and nobody bothered to give me a call and tell me what was going on."
In a 'goodwill gesture' Bell Mobility has agreed to lower the bill to $3,243. The company claims the reduced sum is comparable to the best data plan available for using mobile phones as a modem.
Staniaszek has vowed to fight the charges regardless of Bell Mobility’s gesture.
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