Text message record

Two US friends from Pennsylvania spent most of March in a phone texting record attempt, exchanging a total of 217,000 messages. 

Nick Andes, 29, and Doug Klinger, 30, were relying on their unlimited text messaging plans to get them through the escapade, so Andes didn’t expect the inches thick bill that arrived for 26,000 US dollars.

“It came in a box that cost 27.55 dollars to send to me,” he said, adding that he “panicked” and called the phone company, which told The Associated Press it had credited his account and was investigating the charges.