Surprise! Movie Streaming Leads to $11,000 Phone Bill for Vacationing Family

February 7, 2012 Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 1:29 PM EDT

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Surprise! Movie Streaming Leads to $11,000 Phone Bill for Vacationing Family

February 7, 2012 Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 1:29 PM EDT

This is not the kind of phone bill you ever want to open.

According to the Estevan Mercury newspaper, a Canadian couple recently had a case of serious sticker shock when they opened their phone bill and found an amount due of $10,668.38.

The charges were accrued while the family was on vacation in Arizona and the couple's children and grandchildren were watching streaming movies by using an air card -- and racking up data roaming fees, according to the Estevan Mercury report. The phone company reduced the charges by $9,600, according to the report.

Read the Estevan Mercury story HERE.