14,528 texts in one month: Can you beat that?

A 13-year-old in California just got a bill for 14,528 texts in a month. Thankfully, her father had signed her up for an unlimited-texting plan, but he is trying to rein the habit in a bit.

The statement from AT&T ran for 440 pages. Yes, at least 70 pages longer than the one you usually get.

And it itemized 14,528 texts sent by the newly crowned Queen of Textosterone, 13-year-old Reina Hardesty of Silverado Canyon, Calif. Hardesty's texting habits, in case it's too early for your calculator, averaged 484 texts a day.

Her father, Greg Hardesty, could hardly believe his good fortune when he got the bill.

"First, I laughed. I thought, 'That's insane, that's impossible,'" the 45-year-old dad told the New York Post. "And I immediately whipped out the calculator to see if it was humanly possible."

Isn't this illegal in California? CC Moriza

I know your heart will be warmed to discover that Mr. Hardesty protected his life savings by having unlimited texting on his daughter's phone for $30 a month. Otherwise, Reina's dexterity with words might have cost him nearly $3,000.

However, he has decided to rein her touchy habit in a little: no texting after dinner.

Perhaps a reader has a daughter suffering from a similar predilection to digital communication. Please share it with Technically Incorrect. And no, I'm not giving you my cell number.

 

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