OK, this morning, I opened up the cell phone bill. I just signed my dtr on 2 months ago. We have 800 minutes between us to use. I desperately need to use my phone at work, but don't b/c I am afraid my dtr will put me over the limit.
Sure enough, I opened last months bill...$171!!!!
I think the top of my head will be found somewhere about 100 miles from here in a few days. I used 15 minutes of the 800!! All the rest was my dtr mostly getting incoming calls, which I have told her 100 times, don't answer it in the house!!!! Duh! Look at the number, and call them back from the home phone.
Clearly she didn't think that was necessary, despite repeated warnings, AND, she also surfed aol on that damn phone, which I have FORBIDDEN her to do, but it cannot be removed from the phone. I think voice stream wants kids to do this and rack up the bill.
Now, she is grounded, she was already grounded for completely deleteing every e-mail I had and everything I had saved in my documents folder on the upstairs computer, but now it is for the remainder of the month. She wanted to go clothes shopping, but she will get NOTHING now!!
The thing is, what do I do with the phone? They cannot alter the service. I can switch to pre-paid, but if she uses her minutes up, no service, and then I can't reach her, defeats the purpose.
I wamted the phone for her safety and my convenience, but now I have no choice but to take it away. Not too much of a problem since she will NOT be leaving the house at all for the month of October.
So, here I am screaming at the top of my lungs this morning, and my son gets ready to leave for school. Clearly, he is thrilled to have my wrath directed at his sister, b/c he is smiling like a cheshire cat, kissed me goodbye twice this am!!! A sure sign he's going to think about how he can cash in on this to his best advantage. (But, no matter the reason, it was nice to be acknowledged by him this am, instead of him by me as it usually is
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. I can't get any new service for 6 months at least, or I have to pay $250 per phone to d/c. I think I'm already in enough debt for this phone.
Any ideas? Anyone else been through this? Anyone else have a child so selfish she would dump on her parents like this when she has been given the privalege of having a phone in the first place???
My jaw is clenched so tight right now, I think I will need a muscle relaxant to loosen it up!