Bill Shock

What’s The Worst ‘Bill Shock’ You’ve Ever Experienced From A Telco?

What’s The Worst ‘Bill Shock’ You’ve Ever Experienced From A Telco?

Ron Dorff, 83, uses dial-up to connect to the internet as one of AOL’s 2.2 remaining customers. In the space of two months, he racked up $US24,000 in AT&T charges when his modem erroneously dialled an international number to get online. What’s the most ridiculous bill you’ve received from a…

The Problem With Australian Telcos

The Problem With Australian Telcos

Anyone who has ever had a mobile phone service in this country — be it pre- or post-paid — has a bad experience to share. Bill shock, bad service, crappy coverage: we’ve seen it all. But there’s one overarching problem that is more significant than all of those combined: the…

French Woman Beats $14.8 Quadrillion Phone Bill

French Woman Beats $14.8 Quadrillion Phone Bill

If I got a phone bill for $14.8 quadrillion, I don’t think the words “bill shock” would quite cover it. I think the cause of my sudden death would have been “bill coronary”. Some people are braver than me though, like one French woman who beat a phone bill of…