Saturday, April 25, 2009

Damn the Man

Just when you thought your $125 cell bill was a swift karate chop to the nads, meet "Alberto." 

This poor guy went to Mexico and decided he'd download the movie Wall-E ... on his current cell data plan. (It wasn't even porn!) They ended up charging him $62,000 - lemme reiterate - SIXTY-TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS - for downloading that movie. After a phone call and much debate with his cell phone carrier (most likely AT&T), they decided to only charge him for the bandwidth usage: $17,000. How generous of them. 

I can feel this guy's pain, unfortunately. I had a 3G USB internet card - and accidently went over my allocated data plan; what happened next? I had to pay $2,000 for less than two months of service. Needless to say, I was batshit livid. AT&T wouldn't even negotiate with me. I asked the representative - does $2,000 sound reasonable to you for less than two months of internet service on an internet card? That's two months of rent for me. I refuse to pay it. My credit is currently going south, but I don't care. Eff them and their $2,000. 

Although - $2,000 is much better than $17,000. Poor Alberto. Damn the man.

Source: Gizmodo

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