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The suicide of a young South Korean boy who racked up a huge phone bill playing games on his mobile has prompted local operators into revising their call plans. The unnamed 16 year-old student from the south western Korean town of Iksan toped himself on 15 February after running up a bill of 3.7m Won ($3,830), according to local police.

Following the tragedy, local operators have devised plans for unlimited data usage at a reasonable tariffs, AP reports. Market leader SK Telecom is offering an unlimited data package to mobile users for 30,000 Won a month ($31). KTF is charging 26,000 Won ($27) for a similar service. ®

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