Engineer's shock R275,674 internet bill


Engineer's shock R275,674 internet bill

MWEB has taken a Cape Town helicopter engineer to court about an astonishing R275,674 cellphone bill that he is said to have run up by using his laptop to access the internet while on a two-week trip abroad.

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Submitted by : Scott Cundill of Johannesburg on 2009-12-02 11:19:00
You've opened a can of worms here. Using Vodacom 3G in China will cost us about R10,000 per week just for logging in 5-10 minutes per day to check basic email. The local service provider is liable for a large chunk of this to the overseas providers (which is why they want their money), but something VERY fishy is going on. It doesn't make any sense that these kind of fees can be charged. A small business will go under if you return home to a bill like that, especially if left uncapped.
 
Submitted by : Reon De Reuck of Little Falls on 2009-11-29 10:49:11
And so the big guys continue to bully. It is his money against the big guy's bottomless put of money in court.

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