AT&T is cruising for a bruising
sxpert at sxpert.org
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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