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    Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

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    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008022500

    Polish Bus Driver Fired For Sending 38,000 Text Messages
    From His Work Phone


    July 26, 2007 8:37 p.m. EST

    Nidhi Sharma - AHN News Writer
    Warsaw, Poland (AHN) - In an attempt to win a contest jackpot, a Polish bus driver sent nearly 38,000 text messages on his company cell phone, costing the firm about $34,000. It did not come as a surprise when Leszek Wojcik, a bus driver in the northwestern Polish city of Slupsk, was fired from his job after he lost the 100,000-zloty ($36,000) SMS contest that ended June 30. The Associated Press reports that a city bus drivers' monthly company phone bill is supposed to be limited to 15 zlotys ($5), while Wojcik sent an average of 1,200 SMS text messages a day, each costing 2.40 zlotys ($0.86).

    The text-crazy bus driver told the local television he wanted to win so he could buy a second car, however, the stunt has left him without a job.


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    Re : Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    What an idiot lol
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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    WOW and I thought my son was bad! Guess all our $400-$500 phone bills were pocket change in comparo

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    His phone service provider was the winner there.

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    I'm surprised someone hasnt jumped in here and replied:

    "Wow, this guy must have insert name of carrier here as a provider"!

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I once had a text bill cost me $900 USD before I found out about unlimited texts from TMobile.

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    Man, I actually kinda feel bad for the guy.
    Some people are kind of oblivious to "extra fees" and such. But, then I think about it and am like WOW... what a dee dee deee!

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    They charge a fortune for text over there, glad to be here in US w/ my unlimited text pckg!!!
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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    How could you be that simple and still be allowed to have a job that transports other peoples lives.
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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    If I did the math right that is almost 1 per minute. Seems hard to believe?

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    Was he texting WHILE driving the bus? That's probably a fireable offence right there.
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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    I'm not a fan of txt msgs.
    But if this guy sent all those msgs I guess he was sure he was going to win. My brother finally has some competition for a record of msgs

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    Re: Think That Your Text Message Plan is Expensive?

    not only is he fired but i wonder if he's liable for the charges he incurred?

    what a asjf;alkfmn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtx
    Was he texting WHILE driving the bus? That's probably a fireable offence right there.
    EXACTLY!!!

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