Wednesday, March 05, 2008

With Friends Like These

Those Free Downloads Cost HOW Much?

An English couple have been hit with a $20,000 bill after downloading four episodes of Friends on their cell phone. A London executive's wife ordered the programmes using his "unlimited'' phone broadband package, which allows free downloads - in England. During the download process, he took the phone to Germany for two days on a business trip. When he returned, Vodafone alerted the man's firm to the enormous bill.

FOOTNOTE: Cell the phone.

14 comments:

pat houseworth said...

Outrageous, "Beam me up Scotty"

Of course, how big of phone screen do you need to view those bits? ;)

Kimberly said...

Oh my. My desire not to own a cell phone just doubled! That's rather outrageous.

imac said...

Sounds more like ""Pay as you go""

Momma said...

I don't know what I love more--your news tidbits or your footnotes! Cell the phone, indeed!

Reminds me of the Bad Old Days when we paid long distance charges PLUS hourly charges for CompuServ - just to have monochrome chat and BBS access. Oy! Things have certainly changed a lot. I feel sorry for this couple, though. Hopefully the guy didn't lose his job!

Peace - D

Akelamalu said...

Always read the small print! :(

The footnote is another good one David! But then, they always are!

Monique said...

Is that pounds or dollars? Glad I don't have one. Damn things.

Lee said...

Wow, talk about roaming fees! Will someone please tell me how anyone can possibly see a TV show on that tiny screen? An iPhone maybe but most others?

Carefully avoiding things on my phone that include pictures, music, basically anything that requires an internet connections. :)

Peace!

Dave Coulter said...

Remember when everyone got cell phones "for emergencies?" Come to think of it that bill would have killed me. I guess that counts! :)

Sandi McBride said...

If I were that addicted to tv, I'd be posting from Betty Ford's place.

Sandi

katydidnot said...

that's not right. seriously. very not right. wrong even.

D... said...

Cell the phone indeed. There is something horribly wrong with that scenario!

San said...

Cell the phone. Mortgage the house.

Pamela said...

I'm glad I have no techno know how.

Mima said...

What a mistake, I hope that it didn't cost him his job as well as a fortune!