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Teen son runs up huge bill on mum's phone

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A shop assistant in Mae Sot district of Tak province received ahuge shock when her latest mobile phone bill arrived - with nearly 600,000 baht in charges run up by her teenage son playing a combat game on her phone for four days. 

Achara Jaikhrua, who works in a beverage shop in the Mae Sot market, told the media on Tuesday that she had first wondered why her mobile phone service had been suspended. On inquiry she found out  the bill for June amounted to only 614.46 baht, but the mobile phone operator demanded another 595,398.51 baht for ordered "products and services".

Ms Achara said that her phone service was suspended after she let her 15 year-old son use her phone for only four days. She said her had played a combat game on her mobile and ordered coins and weapons in the game, believing that payment would be covered by her phone service promotional package.

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