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What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:02 pm

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 ?

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:04 pm

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:10 pm

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:12 pm

$275.00, when I foolishly gave my son my telephone calling card when he went to Europe for one week.
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:26 pm

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 
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:29 pm

~$330 on the latest bill..

Have to remember that calling cards are my friends and keep the costs down..
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:32 pm

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.

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:34 pm

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:35 pm

£3.50 !!!

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

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 10:54 pm

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 11:42 pm

Just over 900$. Brings back bad memories.
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Wed May 03, 2006 11:50 pm

Around 125GBP abou 2 years ago. Needless to say, I cut back on my usage straight away.
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 12:50 am

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

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

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:05 am

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:07 am

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:10 am

My most expensive phone bill was close to $200.  biggrin 
 
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:15 am

My costliest cellphone bill was $22    
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:29 am

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.

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:32 am

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).

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 2:16 am

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 2:47 am

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
 
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 4:18 am

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 4:37 am

€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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 4:45 am

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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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 6:53 am

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.

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 7:57 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
What is the costliest phone bill you ever ran up ?

$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 also ran up a 168 Pound reverse charge call to Mrs Jafa from a payphone on Riversdale Beach and about 50 quid on my UK SIM

a total of 833 pounds $1565 US or $2415 NZ.

Worth every penny!!!
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Thu May 04, 2006 8:15 am

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 to a Nokia.
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Fri May 05, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 21):
That being said, they should have thought of that, not you.

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 I had a phone that could call home!  Smile

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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:10 am

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 ripped off.

I would never pay more than $30.00/month maximum for any telephone service!
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:33 am

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 I don't rack up huge bills.  Sad
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RE: What's The Biggest Phone Bill You Ever Had?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:41 am

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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