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  Text maniac sends over 2500 messages
Updated 16 May 2002, 16.37

A 14 year-old boy has been banned from using his mobile phone after sending a staggering 2500 text messages in one month.

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Barry de Lacey ran up a bill of over 200 and sent over 80 messages a day!

His dad, also called Barry, went ballistic when he got the 38-page itemised bill.

Barry de Lacey says his hands hurt after so much texting!
Barry de Lacey says his hands hurts after so much texting!
'Textitis'

Mr de Lacey bought the phone for Barry in February and at first was pleased with a 30 monthly bill.

But as the young Barry caught the texting bug - something his dad called "textitis" - he began sending them out at a rate of one every two minutes.

And Barry junior said that he sent so many texts his hands began to hurt!



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