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AOL Dial-Up User Hit With $24,000 Phone Bill

An 83-year-old retiree in California was billed $24,000 by AT&T because, for three months, he unwittingly accessed AOL's dial-up service through an international phone number, Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus reports. “I don't care if Dorff was making daily calls to the International Space Station. The simple fact is that AT&T allowed a customer's bill to become so over the top as to be laughable,” Lazarus writes. AT&T ultimately waived the charges, he reports.

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