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What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

So between prank calls, stupid SMS to Australia and calling up Air France to ask at what temperature clothes must be washed at, it appears a fool in Brighton ran up a cellphone bill of more than £100 this month.

What is the costliest phone bill you ever ran up ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13737 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

The costliest phone bill was £132 with Orange when I mistook cross network calls over the monthly inclusive allowance at £0.25 instead of the actual £0.45 or so. For shame on them. Needless to say, I cancelled my contract with that company as soon as I could.


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12203 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
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I believe about 14,000 NOK. My dad wasn't too happy with me, as it was a company phone...lol


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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

$275.00, when I foolishly gave my son my telephone calling card when he went to Europe for one week.

User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

300 pounds, just last month  Sad I was in hospital, well doped on morphine and decided to call my friend in Australia... BAD idea  Silly The conversation was well worth it though, even though the provider started whining  angel 

User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

~$330 on the latest bill..

Have to remember that calling cards are my friends and keep the costs down..



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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3592 times:
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Ha. I have you all beat-

$875.

BUT, there was a reason- we were in Lebanon and I was using international roaming. I was the only other person in the family with a phone besides my dad, who, when I would call him or he would call me- would be charged $3.50/ min. When you're gone a month....and when you think international text messaging is included (it wasnt)...you send a lottttt of text messages back home. Whooops.

-AA777


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12203 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
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Quoting AA777 (Reply 6):
Ha. I have you all beat-

$875.

You do?

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 2):
I believe about 14,000 NOK. My dad wasn't too happy with me, as it was a company phone...lol

= $2,276...so HA right back at ya Big grin



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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

£3.50 !!!

When I called all my ex-girlfriends for an hour each at peak time.

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User currently offlineAFC_Ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

If I remember correctly it was about 285 euros; was in NY for the summer, thought I used my cell sparingly...guess not!


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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Just over 900$. Brings back bad memories.


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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Around 125GBP abou 2 years ago. Needless to say, I cut back on my usage straight away.


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 8):
£3.50 !!!

When I called all my ex-girlfriends for an hour each at peak time.

Signed,
KaddyUK

 rotfl  Nice One Big grin

Relishing yet another dig at Kev  Wink


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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 8):
When I called all my ex-girlfriends for an hour each at peak time.

Yep, somehow huge phone bills always come back to that, girlfriends.....



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 13):
Yep, somehow huge phone bills always come back to that, girlfriends.....

That's how I racked up the one above...



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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3028 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

My most expensive phone bill was close to $200.  biggrin 

User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

My costliest cellphone bill was $22    
Costa Rica has the cheapest cell phone rates in the world.
Adam
PS: That was for 346 SMS messages and 2.3 hours of phoning. And all just for $22. Great!!

[Edited 2006-05-03 18:31:40]


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13942 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

About 700,- Euro in 2002, when I was based in CIA and my girlfriend got very sick in DUB (had to undergo major surgery). I couldn't go to DUB, so I called her several times a day from a hotel phone.

Jan


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3532 times:
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About $500 ... every month for about a year in a row. My parents still thank me for that Big grin ... it was back around 1990 or so, when I was using a modem to connect to other so-called "BBSes" or "mailboxes" in pre-Internet times.

It was quite expensive to make phone calls back then, even local ones, because there was only one state-owned monopoly as a phone company (called "PTT", the same state-owned monopoly also delivering regular mail).

-Manuel



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User currently offlineFOMEA From Lebanon, joined Jul 2005, 849 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Quoting AA777 (Reply 6):
$875.

BUT, there was a reason- we were in Lebanon and I was using international roaming.

Hmm..My sister Did the same and took her phone to Lebanon 2 years ago, when she got back her phone bill was $1900.  banghead 
She had no way out of it..had to pay it all.


As for me, Lets see.. 4 years ago i received a $1450 phone bill.
The problem was the removed my nights and weekends by mistake.All charges were later dropped.It only took them 6 months to do so. sarcastic 


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7172 posts, RR: 86
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3511 times:
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Studying abroad, three consecutive months before I got a European call plan with text messages.

$900+ US
$800+ US
$700+ US

Almost $2500 in phone bills for a little over three months. Folks would have killed me if I hadn't been on another continent.  Sad


User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 20):
Almost $2500 in phone bills for a little over three months. Folks would have killed me if I hadn't been on another continent.

You know, you could have used a land line! My rates to and from (calling card) Europe are around 10-12 cents a minute. You would have to talk 7000 minutes or 117 hours a month to get to those numbers. That being said, they should have thought of that, not you.



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

€485,75  crazy 

I had just returned to Spain after being away for 6 years (although I came here at least twice per year on vacation).

I had just moved to a new apartment and the day the phone line was connected I was so excited that I called all those friends I left overseas...



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 16):
My costliest cellphone bill was $22
Costa Rica has the cheapest cell phone rates in the world.

So having a monopoly isn't that bad after all...  Silly

My biggest cellphone bill was around Q400 ($50). Not much, but bear in mind it's 4 times what I usually spend monthly.

At home, the worst ever was Q1200 ($150). A couple of teenagers and a dial-up internet connection did the trick. Big grin



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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
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And I thaught that my £62 phone bill was bad.
Still, I did only send about 10 texts from the USA, and when you look at my contract being £20 a month, it does seem expensive.

Kev



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25 Jafa39 : $1750NZ (615 Pounds) on my rented NZ vodafone SIM during TWO WEEKS!!! in NZ 2003, got a job out of it and the rest is history. During that time I als
26 AC777LR : Mine was a Blackberry Rogers phone bill that was over $900 Canadian dollars, I had to get rid of that, so I sold off the Blackberry and now I am back
27 Post contains images FXramper : Agreed! Haha. Alot of those minutes were spent talking to them no less! Alot of the minutes were also my friends I met at univsersity that found out
28 Solarix : Wow, do you all really pay that much for phone service? I hope your are all joking with those numbers because some of you folks are really getting rip
29 Post contains images JAGflyer : I pay $10 every month or so for my pay as you go account. $.33 a min and .15/text message I send. Free to recieve SMS. No one calls or talks to me so
30 Aloges : Holy smokes... I know €12 a month for 50 minutes and 120 text messages is a fair deal, but I don't even use those 50 minutes!
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