AT&T is cruising for a bruising

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at
Mon Sep 10 12:03:05 CEST 2007

But then the Baby Bells are gonners, init?!?

By Nick Farrell: Monday 10 September 2007, 07:53
A HUMAN called Jay Levy says he has been stung by Apple's iPhone pact 
with AT&T after he took an Iphone on a Mediterranean cruise.

They didn't use their phones, but when they got back they had a 54-page 
monthly bill of nearly $4,800 from AT&T Wireless.

The problem was that their three Iphones were racking up a bill for data 
charges using foreign phone charges. The Iphone regularly updates 
e-mail, even while it's off, so that all the messages will be available 
when the user turns it on.

Levy is fuming, claiming that Apple and AT&T were acting like a bank 
which has automatic access to your ATM machine and is siphoning money 
out during all times of the day and night.

Normally it does not cost US users for domestic data transfers, but the 
Iphone's international plan in 29 countries, mostly in Europe, costs 
$24.99 for 20 megabytes.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris points out in its terms and conditions 
that it will cost an arm an a leg to use an Iphone out of the US even if 
no services are intentionally used.

So reckons News Day. µ

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