Savage incurred the charges while using a USB modem plugged into his laptop that was running on a wireless plan suitable for the U.S., but not for Canada. "AT&T is attempting to charge me 11k for a few hours of web surfing in Canada. Pls RT!," he tweeted Friday.
Later, he added, "Almost forgot: Hey AT&T! I will fight this bull****."
Before too long, thanks to many of his 50,000 followers, 'AT&T' became a top /*Twitter*/ trending topic, according to the tech blog TechCrunch.
By later Friday afternoon, the tweeting became too intense for even AT&T to ignore. According to Savage's Twitter, they had "taken care of everything."