jueves, 13 de diciembre de 2007

$85K mobile phone bill!

I talked about Canadin Still being in the Stone Age of wireless Telecommunication where it was told that average Canadian customers pay 56% more than their U.S counterpart. But that doesn't mean a mobile phone bill needs to cost more than a BMW M5!

Piotr Staniaszek, a 20-year old oil field worker was shocked to get a C$85,000 mobile phone bill. That was all because he had used his new phone as a modem for his computer as part of C$10 unlimited browser plan from Bell Mobility, a division of Bell Canada, to download movies and other files.

Staniaszek's father who is also named Piotr Staniaszek said that Bell has agreed to reduce the charges to C$3,400 for "goodwill". But he still thinks that is a huge amount to pay for a phone bill.
"He's working in the field sometimes, alone, in the shack. What to do? Drink vodka or go on the Internet?" Staniaszek senior told Reuters on Thursday from Calgary, Alberta.

"Now it's $85,000 and nobody told him," he said.
According to the invoice, his son rang up C$60,000 in charges in November, and they have since climbed to C$85,000.
Canadians complain that their mobile phone charges are much higher for comparable service in the United States.(BBC)

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