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83-year-old Ronald Dorff was charged more for a month of dial-up internet than he lives on for a year.

If you're frustrated with your Internet provider, be thankful you're not Ronald Dorff of Woodland Hills, CA. He came frighteningly close to being financially ruined by a single AT&T bill, and had to go public to set things right.

Dorff is 83, and a great-grandfather, but he still lives alone. He's dependent on Social Security checks to get by, which is probably why he's the only person still using dial-up Internet. But that strategy backfired when his bill shot up from $51 one month to $8,431. He contacted AT&T, who said they would send a technician to his house, but never did.

Sources: KCAL 9