Man Gets £11,000 Download Bill Courtesy Of Wife

Posted: Mar 5 2008, 10:11am CST | by , Updated: Nov 14 2010, 2:02am CST, in News | Other Stuff

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If there was ever a reason to keep your wife from using your computer, here it is chaps. It seems that a man that uses Vodafone’s mobile Internet service got a huge download bill for £11,000. The problem occurred when his wife added four episodes of the show Friends to an automatic download queue on the notebook.

The man then loaded his notebook up and headed to Germany on business where the notebook automatically resumed the downloads of the four episodes resulting in massive charges for data services while roaming.

Apparently Vodafone didn’t think there was any problem with the huge download bill, until it hit £11,000. You would think that something might have tipped them off when the bill hit a smaller, but no less absurd number like £1,000.

Via The Register

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