A supposedly “faulty” iPhone landed a man in severe financial trouble after the device racked up an astonishing $30,000 data bill — and UK network Orange tried to take the money from the bloke’s account.
Chris Bovis realised he had been cut off, so he phoned Orange for an
explanation. That was when he discovered the network had tried to bill
him $US14,000 for exceeding his data allowance. His bank had rather
unsurprisingly refused the transaction, so Orange blocked his number.
Orange also told Chris his next bill would be around the $US16,000
The actual source of the problem is a little vague. Chris said the
iPhone was even downloading data while switched off, with Apple
employees agreeing it was broken in some way and replacing the phone.
Orange eventually caved in and agreed to reduce his bill to $450, before
completely giving up and writing off the entire amount. [Evening Standard]