A Nextel customer service rep says that earlier this week around 25,000 customers erroneously received a text message saying they would be billed $5.3 million in overages. That’s each, as in $5.3 million per person. “Suffice it to say it was a busy day at the call center,” says our insider. Anyone get one of these messages and can send in a picture of it?


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  1. Moosehawk says:

    And if I was a Nextel customer, I would have believed it.

  2. 5h17h34d says:


  3. hi says:

    I already paid mine. Does this mean I’m out 5.3 mil?

  4. The Great Aussie Evil says:

    Get out of Sprint!

  5. RandoX says:

    Knew I shouldn’t have set up autopay.

  6. ? graffiksguru says:

    @RandoX: comment of the day

  7. NoNamesLeft says:

    I paid 5.3 million on my account as soon as I got the message. Since I just found out it was an error, I called Sprint and they are telling me that I can’t get a refund and they are going to credit to my account 5.3 million dollars! I HATE YOU SPRINT!

  8. Mr. Gunn says:

    If this were Dreamhost, there’d already be 20000 comments calling for their head.

  9. RumorsDaily says:

    Boo Dreamhost.

  10. mmmmna says:

    Nextel shoulda saved this error for April 1st.