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.
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!