I was shocked to hear that a Canadian man recently received a cell phone bill for nearly $85,000. That's right, $85,000. Apparently, Piotr Staniaszek was under the assumption he could use his new phone as a modem for his computer under his $10 unlimited mobile browser plan from Bell Mobility.

He went ahead and downloaded high definition movies without realizing he was racking up massive extra charges. While it sounds suspicious to me (who downloads HD movies via a cell's modem?), the company ended up lowering his bill to $3,243.

I'm lucky enough to have a cell plan where I rarely go over my allotted minutes, but constantly hear horror stories from people who spend $600 and $700 on their cell phone bills. Is this a common thing, or are my friends just big talkers?