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A Canadian man racked up a $10,000 cellphone bill for watching too much Netflix.

Saskatchewan resident John Gibson took his family, which included his two grandchildren, on a trip to Phoenix, Arizona recently, CBC News reported.

In order to keep the little ones entertained, he brought along a laptop fitted with a wireless connection to the Internet so the kids could watch movies via the popular streaming service.

Watching Netflix using a mobile service lead to a Canadian man getting a cellphone bill for $10,000  

"The kids were getting bored," his son, Jason, told CBC News. "So we decided to watch Netflix on my air-card on my laptop."

The children watched several movies, such as "Shrek," "Spider-Man" and "Curious George."

Gibson did not consider the cost, however, which skyrocketed due to the combination of constant Internet use and roaming charges.

"It was over $10,000," he said. "I went, 'Good Lord.'"

The Canadian grandfather quickly contacted his provider, SaskTel, and explained the situation to them. The company then knocked down the amount to just $1,000.

"I'll pay the thousand bucks," Gibson said. "And...lesson learned."

 

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