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Cell Phone Bills - Ever Had A Huge One?  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Well, I'm about to get a nasty shock  worried 

Im expecting a cell phone bill in the region of £230 for the month in about a weeks time  Sad



Anyone had a high (or higher) cell phone bill recently, or ever?


Lee


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Yes, from Australia I managed to run up a bill from Vodafone of £420. I got back and they gave me an upgrade for being such a great customer.

My last bill was enough and I still haven't got around to paying it so I'm cut off at the moment. Big grin



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

250 GBP once  eek  After heaps of international calls from/to the UK, New York and Denmark I didn't expect it to be small either... Luckily, I was allowed to pay it, spread over 4 months... but PHEW  sigh 

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

My highest was around 90 EUR, never managed it to get above 100 EUR.

Patrick


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 3145 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Well, last two months here I've reached my credit limit. I pay 70 pesos (about 20 dollars) for 190 minutes free, free calls during weekends and 300 SMS -- but the two past months, I've reached the level of 230 pesos (80 dollars), consuming 278 extra minutes and 349 extra short messages, as well as 90 pesos (30 dollars) in international calls.

This sucks. And I don't know what's going to be the next bill yet  Sad

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 4):
300 SMS



Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 4):
349 extra short messages

649 txts in a month? yikes  eek 


Im lucky to send 100


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Because I live in Windsor next to Detroit and I am technically inept my phone was roaming to the Detroit Verision Wireless towers while I was still in Canada. So all of my phone calls home to Toronto from Windsor appeared to the phone comany that I used at the time (Bell Canada) to actually be from Detroit. How this happened, I have no idea, I didn't know that my phone would roam across the border, I eventually figured out how to turn this off by using a Home Only mode. However, the phone bill for all of this, which lasted a little under a month, was...

$ 1 750.00 Canadian...

Although I should point out that I got all of those charges reversed after bothering the phone company for about a month, but the charge did go onto my credit card, and I did pay it before Bell Canada gave me the refund.

Live and learn I suppose, I now always make sure that my phone isn't roaming before I place a call.

- Neil


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 6):
Because I live in Windsor next to Detroit and I am technically inept my phone was roaming to the Detroit Verision Wireless towers while I was still in Canada. So all of my phone calls home to Toronto from Windsor appeared to the phone comany that I used at the time (Bell Canada) to actually be from Detroit.

Interesting, a friend of me was just sent to Detroit to fix something in T-Mobile's network there. I just visited him three week ago.

Patrick


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Yes, Paris Air Show this year, rented a Vodafone at the Airport for a week - bill two weeks later showed $947.00

I was pissed and disputed it.

Then came the 'oh we made a mistake, it should be $133.00'..... Correct, paid it.



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

I have had a cell bill as high as $400US for my personal phone. Only once or twice. I have an excellent package with Cellular One (formerly AT&T).

$60US per month, 1000 anytime minutes, no roaming charges, US Nation Wide, including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Works in Guam and the Caribbean as well. Will also work in most of Europe (with a call to Cell One to make that happen). I rarely get over 1000 minutes - that's a lot jaw flapping . . . it would be an excellent package for a woman . . .  duck 


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 3145 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 5):
649 txts in a month? yikes

I don't know how I managed to do that either -- LOL! I can't believe it.

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

607 quid for a fortnight, when I came out to NZ for my job interview I used my phone for e-mail, txts and phone calls to the UK as well as in NZ.

BTW that was using an NZ SIM so there wasn't even a roaming component!!

Money well spent though!

[Edited 2006-02-25 00:15:25]

User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 10):
I don't know how I managed to do that either -- LOL! I can't believe it.

720 was my record, I was getting 1,500 free a month though.


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 3145 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 12):

Jafa, don't make say I loathe you right now because of all of those text messages you have available  angel  Send some to the poor! LOL Big grin

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Got one for £95 in January that covered Christmas, that's the biggest I've had in ages. My bills are normally pretty low as I use the minutes included.

Had a £250 one in the past! The good old days of 50p a minute and no part minutes in the days of analog signal mobiles.


User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Most I paid was $75. Have Cingular. 900 anytime minutes, free nights and weekends, free mobile to mobile. I use about 800 minutes a month and the rest roll over. Have 1000 text messages and unlimited picture sharing. Usually use all 1000 text messages. Gotta pass the time some how in class during lecture.

User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 13):
Jafa, don't make say I loathe you right now because of all of those text messages you have available

I'm afraid I sold the SIm when I emigrated, I get 500 txts for $10NZ on my work phone now and free txting on weekends with my personal phone.


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

jeez I thought i was bad for running it up to over £100 in 1 month!

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

I've gotten $150 before...was on "vacation" in Florida and managed to make enough business-related phone calls to rack up the roaming charges. Some vacation that was...

Jeff


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Ok, seems to me I had one of the highest. Back when I was working in Nigeria, I had my spanish mobile with me. Before I travelled Vodafone had told me that a call to Spain would cost me under 1€ x minute. After the 1st month there, I recieved a bill of roughly 1000€! Apparently the cost was 2.5€ x minute ... i wanted to put a claim against the Vodafone operator but I think it would have been virtually impossible to make a case.

regards  Smile



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

I once had a bill for 1600 bucks (USD).... I was on a trip to Miami and the phone somehow got stuck on "roam" for the entire month, so nearly every call had roaming charges attached to it.

Took a while on the phone with the cell company to get that taken care of.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 7):

Interesting, a friend of me was just sent to Detroit to fix something in T-Mobile's network there. I just visited him three week ago.

After that fiasco I decided to switch to Rogers Wireless, I have never seen my phone roam to Detroit since. I was told when I contacted Bell that the Verizion signal from Detroit must have been stronger than the Bell signal from Windsor, which I thought was bad just because I would figure that the signal from the country you're actually in should be stronger. But then again, who knows, I checked my phone just now and I searched for other networks and got a great signal from Verizion in Detroit, maybe they just have better phone service and signal in the states.

- Neil


User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I just got a blackberry from Rogers Wireless here in Canada, nad I have a sneaking suspicion it's gonna cost me a little fortune..

I've even pulled RRSP's outta the bank so I can pay for it hAHAHAH

1011yyz



Pack your bags, we're going on a sympathy trip!
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

I thought my monthly bill was high. $185 per.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Worst ever bill was 1500+ Canadian Dollars during a busy month where I was only in Canada for 3 days, the rest was roaming in Dubai, Sana'a, Kathmandu, Osaka. Mind you my company paid for it.

YOWza



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25 Post contains images Senorcarnival : God forbid you actually pay attention. I forgot to pay my Sprint bill once and the bill comes the next month as two billing cycles, which amounted to
26 LOT767-300ER : ANCflyer: I dont know if T-Mobile offers this package up there but I have 1000 anytime mins, free nights and weekends nationwide for $39.99 + you can
27 FutureSDPDcop : You pay attention the first class. After that, it's fair game.
28 Andz : My highest was this January, ZAR 4,859 (USD 810, EUR 665, GBP 450). It averages about ZAR 1,800 per month.
29 Melpax : When I was working in retail mismanagement, one of my shop assistants (16YO girl) got a new phone with the help of her parents (they signed the contra
30 Thetuna : I had one 400 dollar phone call from Belize to Tennessee once. Ouch.
31 Post contains images Chris78cpr : hahahaha your bills pail in comparison to my bill from August 2004! I spent 10 days in Hong Kong and when i got my bill it was £1,040 or so! I got co
32 TFSPhoto : Highest ive had was £1055.30. Lew
33 Chris78cpr : You git, beat me by £15! Grrrrrrrr. LOL Hope your feeling better now mate! Chris
34 Aeroflot777 : I've had a 500$ bill from Cingular last summer. Over 500+ texts sent, plus roaming in Russia, Ukraine, and France. Yeah, basically it kind of added up
35 Matt72033 : i reguarly send over a thousand a month! sometimes up to 1200!
36 Post contains images TFSPhoto : Thanks Chris, getting there slowly. I wouldnt advise trying to beat my bill though Lew
37 Post contains links Beaucaire : Slightly off-topic but a great saver for calls from home to eveywhere - I started to use www.jajah.at and have achieved tremendous savings . It works
38 Post contains images KaiGywer : When I moved to the US as an exchange student back in 2000, I brought my cell phone with me. My dad cancelled the service after I managed to rack up o
39 Chris78cpr : With a £275 laptop repair bill, a £110 police fine and about £4000 in credit card debt i wont be trying too soon! Chris
40 Sunshine79 : The biggest mobile bill I've had was around £125 about a year ago, when I used to ring an ex-member of a.net in YYZ. I cancelled my contract and went
41 Mhodgson : I think I once when through £10 of credit in a month. That is the most ever for me. I don't use my phone very often...
42 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : How about the smallest? Since September last year my cellphone bills have totalled about 36p I never use my British cellphone since I arrived in the U
43 Post contains images BritPilot777 : Just got my T Mobile bill through, a whopping £495.68 Wasnt a good idea taking it to California and then India
44 Post contains images BMIFlyer : T-Mobile have always had extortionate roaming rates Lee
45 UAalltheway : One of my good friends it practicly obsessed with text messaging (she runs AIM on her phone). At the end of her bill a week ago she had over 65,000 t
46 KaiGywer : I can see that happen. Now if they had MSN, we would be talking...lol Oh, good thing T-Mobile has their unlimited msg plan
47 Post contains images BigOrange : Last July my bill was about $600, due to someone calling me from the office phone and not their cell phone, because of time differences. Luckily my wi
48 VSLover : personal phone bill is usaully around $68 for one phone and around $106 for the other on a monthly basis. worst ever was a bill for one month totally
49 Post contains images TACAA320 : I spend the last month the excessive amount of US$5 [approximately]
50 4holer : Just last month, even though T-Mobile gave me an extra 200 minutes free, I ran up an extra hundred bucks or so (usually $35 for 300 min +unlimited tex
51 Copaair737 : I got you all beat. Back about a summer ago, I had a bill for $4000 US dollars. Something about roaming being on the whole time. Talk about a shocker.
52 Kerberos : I was vacationing in Hawaii, meeting some family for the first time. I was told that I had a sister close to my age living in Pheonix. Well, someone f
53 UN_B732 : 1011yyz, could be Verizon has a "border-blaster" tower, putting out a strong amount of signal over the water into Windsor, seeming stronger than Bell
54 Atco2b : I buy text bundles from Virgin Mobile. They run over a 28 day period, and i usually go for the package which is £14 (400 texts a month). Good value r
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