£31,500 Phone Bill!

By: John Gray


Imagine coming back from a 2 week holiday in Portugal to a ?31,500 phone bill, what a way to end a holiday. That's exactly what this man did, he decided whilst relaxing on the beach what better way could he enjoy watching his favourite programme Prison break, he accessed his internet and managed to download the full episode, little did he know the rates and charges would sting him when he was back home.
Earlier this year a solicitor fell victim of data charges whilst taking a break on the French Riviera.

Missing out on his favourite programmes back at home the solicitor thought it would be a good idea to download both The Andrew Marr Show and the weeks edition of The Apprentice whilst capturing rays, but... coming home to a phone bill of ?4,900 was what he least expected.
Three (3G) mobiles have decided to put a ban on data roaming as so many customers are unaware of the charges, if you still wish to use data roaming whilst on 3G you can phone them up and ask for them to unlock this on your handset but this is entirely your decision. To avoid being stung this summer, ending your holiday in tears and becoming a victim of data roaming keep well away from the idea, don't be too hasty to watch your programmes abroad because I'm sure when your back in the UK there will be repeats, don't be scared of missing out or you'll be missing a rather large amount of money out of your pocket.

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