Mythbuster uses Twitter to fix phone bill

July 1, 2009 3:26:00 PM PDT
When Adam Savage, the host of the Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters," learned he had rung up $11,000 in charges from AT&T while in Canada, he headed straight for Twitter, according to ABC News.

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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.

LINK: Read ABC News' full story about out-of-hand cell phone bills

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."

Story courtesy of ABC News

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