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Fido customer says he was wrongly hounded for $7,000 bill

A Burnaby, B.C., man who was slapped with a $7,000 Fido cellphone bill mistakenly racked up in his name says he has been trying for a year to clear it.

Since February 2008, Paul Babstock and his wife, Diana Costanzino, have been dogged with numerous phone calls, sometimes up to 12 a day, from two collection agencies seeking the amount.

The couple contend it's impossible Babstock could have racked up the hefty sum.

"At the time, I had never owned a cellphone," Babstock said.

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