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    Checked your mobile bill lately?

    Shock at $85k mobile phone bill

    Many new mobile phones can connect to the internet

    A Canadian man has been shocked to receive a mobile phone bill for nearly $85,000 (41,000).


    Piotr Staniaszek thought he could use his new phone as a modem for his computer under his $10 unlimited mobile browser plan from Bell Mobility.
    He downloaded high-definition movies and other large files unaware that this incurred massive extra charges.
    Bell Mobility has since lowered the bill to $3,243, but Mr Staniaszek says he intends to fight the charges anyway.
    'Nobody told me'
    The 22-year-old oil-field worker from Calgary said he thought a first bill for $65,000 in November was a mistake.
    When he spoke to Bell Mobility he was informed the bill had climbed to nearly $85,000 after more downloading.
    I'm going to try and fight it, because I didn't know about the extra charges


    Piotr Staniaszek


    He said he normally paid about $150 a month for his phone and used to be notified of high charges.
    "The thing is, they've cut my phone off for being like $100 over," he told CBC News.
    "Here, I'm $85,000 over and nobody bothered to give me a call and tell me what was going on."
    Bell Mobility said they would lower the bill to $3,243 in a "goodwill gesture" to match the best data plan available for using mobile phones as a modem, the Globe and Mail reported.
    The trouble stems from the new phone he received when he renewed his mobile phone contract.
    The new model allows him to connect with his computer and download data. "I told them I wasn't aware I would be charged for hooking up my phone to the computer. I'm going to try and fight it, because I didn't know about the extra charges." Canadians complain that their mobile phone charges are much higher for comparable service in the United States.



    BBC NEWS | Americas | Shock at $85k mobile phone bill
    You, sir, are a God among men....
    Short Men, who aren't terribly bright....
    More like dwarves with learning disabilities....
    You are a God among Dwarves With Learning Disabilities.

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    I had a vodaphone data card in my laptop. Used it on 3 week trip in Thailand and India and got a 4000 bill for the privelege. I had a supposed "unlimited" use contract at 95 per month.

    It's all there - in the small print!!

    Strangely enough, Vodafone has crap coverage in the areas of UK where I use it, but this time round calls are much cheaper than all the others, just saved a bundle by moving company contract from O2 to VF.

    A bit like credit cards and low rate mortgages, these companies will deliver rock bottom prices on new business, so it pays to move the account every year.

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    At least he got over an $81,000 adjustment, here you get a virtual castration for expecting a few thousand baht adjustment..

    If memory serves me, isn't Calgary located in Alberta, the French province of Oh! Canada! Too??....

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    Alberta is not french DT.
    Quebecois?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zavier38 View Post
    I had a vodaphone data card in my laptop. Used it on 3 week trip in Thailand and India and got a 4000 bill for the privelege. I had a supposed "unlimited" use contract at 95 per month.

    It's all there - in the small print!!

    Strangely enough, Vodafone has crap coverage in the areas of UK where I use it, but this time round calls are much cheaper than all the others, just saved a bundle by moving company contract from O2 to VF.

    A bit like credit cards and low rate mortgages, these companies will deliver rock bottom prices on new business, so it pays to move the account every year.

    I done the same thing but it ONLY cost me 1400

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Alberta is not french DT.
    Quebecois?
    Ok....I stand corrected...My Mother is from Alberta though and she is French Canadian, Well..not anymore, but I think you understand...hence my confusion..

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    we understand your confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driventowin
    Ok....I stand corrected...My Mother is from Alberta though and she is French Canadian, Well..not anymore, but I think you understand...hence my confusion..
    American, geography, we understand!

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    ^ His friends call him Bubba..

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    Far be it for me being man enough to admit a mistake, I know I'm just surrounded by massively macho, intellectual midgets here..

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