Giant Cellphone Bill Shocks Florida Woman

Celina Aarons' deaf brother communicates via text message. She usually pays about $175 a month for his cellphone. But when he went to Canada without an international plan, the bill was more than $200,000. A Miami TV station intervened, and now T-Mobile says Aarons only owes $2,500. She has six months to pay.

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Celina Aarons' brother is deaf and communicates via text message. She usually pays about $175 a month for his cell phone. But he went to Canada without an international plan. The total bill was more than $200,000 for a couple of weeks. A Miami TV station intervened, and now T-Mobile says Celina Aarons only owes $2,500, and they've given her six months to pay. It's MORNING EDITION.

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