Careful With That Gadget, Eugene

Neil Dingman, a mortgage consultant in Minneapolis and an iPhone owner, was unexpectedly charged $852.31 by AT&T recently.
According to Dallas Morning News, Dingman took his iPhone on a European vacation. For the 14 days he was there, he used it only a handful of times and had expected to see just a small increase in his next bill for roaming charges.
As it turned out, the phone made calls on a European data network several times an hour to check for e-mail messages. Because he didn’t deactivate the feature, the phone went to retrieve e-mail more than 500 times.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • http://tangerinetoad.blogspot.com Tangerine Toad

    Saw that in the Times this AM– DMN picked it up from them– pretty amazing how poorly AT&T treats their customers.