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11,721,000,000,000,000 euros (£9.4qn) phone bill

11,721,000,000,000,000 euros (£9.4qn) phone bill

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sirtyro

Original Poster:

1,579 posts

102 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19908095

Quite a shock I would image when she opened that. The funniest part is that the company wanted to setup instalments!! eek

crazy about cars

4,184 posts

73 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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That'll solve the eurozone crisis... and then some!

KrazyIvan

3,012 posts

79 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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BBC said:
It has also apologised for the gaffe, which it says was down to a printing error and a subsequent misunderstanding between the client and staff at their call centre
Had to laugh at them trying to place some of the blame of their cockup on the client.

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

108 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Thank go they didn't send it to our government

They are stupid enough to of paid it

GadgeS3C

3,782 posts

68 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Bill was probably due to spending forever trying to get through to the company to complain on the £1,000 a minute helpline wink
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P-Jay

7,498 posts

95 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Someone obviously took their iPhone abroad and forgot to turn off the roaming data feature.

Good to see they offered to let her pay it in installments!


CommanderJameson

22,096 posts

130 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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P-Jay said:
Someone obviously took their iPhone abroad and forgot to turn off the roaming data feature.

Good to see they offered to let her pay it in installments!
I can't see what the problem is. If they offered to let her pay it off at an eminently reasonable €25 a month, she'd have had the whole pesky affair behind her in just 39,070,000,000,000 years.

And you can't say fairer than that.

Rick101

3,669 posts

54 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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This is why I like being on PAYG. These cowboy s that run telecoms have no interest in cuctomer service or even attempting to communicate properly with their customers.

It's clearly a mistake but the stupid fkers stick to the script and say it must be paid.

fking nobbers.

martin84

5,366 posts

57 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Must've been with BT.

FurtiveFreddy

5,608 posts

141 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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"The phone company, Bouygues Telecom, initially told her there was nothing they could do to amend the computer-generated statement"



"ordinateur dit non"

OdramaSwimLaden

1,971 posts

73 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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With a bill that size you can always make an offer; you'd probably get away with 1%.

Oilchange

3,909 posts

164 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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to HAVE paid it.

Duh!

wink

thinfourth2 said:
Thank go they didn't send it to our government

They are stupid enough to of paid it

dfen5

1,739 posts

116 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Borrowed the payment from Wonga did she?

smegmore

3,091 posts

80 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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When I lived in France I had a mobile contract with Bouygues Telecom, they were ste, I opened a mobile/domestic phone/broadband account with Orange France and they paid up the remainder of my Bouygues contract. Result. thumbup

joema

1,693 posts

83 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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FurtiveFreddy said:
"The phone company, Bouygues Telecom, initially told her there was nothing they could do to amend the computer-generated statement"



"ordinateur dit non"
Hahaha. Very true

Xaero

3,244 posts

119 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Funny story hehe

Looks like the sort of bill Europe is expecting from China sometime in the future.