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Hidden Costs

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Fantom, 29 May 2006.

  1. Fantom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,444

    Location: Cornwall

    Just spoken to a mate who lives abroad who has just got his first broadband bill. he wasnt in the best mood as his bill was quite hefty, he likes to download. infortunately the broadband companys fineprint included that each (over the 1gb cap) 100mb of data downloaded will be charged at 1.23 euros :eek: .

    anyway turns out he downloaded quite a bit this month, :o
    *cough* 23GB *cough*

    This came to a total bill for the month at 380 euros :eek: :(

    he is GUTTED :(

    what do you guys make of it?

    Edit: £260.00 (for those who want to know)
    Last edited: 29 May 2006
  2. fonzee


    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,292

    Location: Cornwall

    always read the smallprint.... :D
  3. Jasperado

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scotlandshire

  4. LewisStuart


    Joined: 20 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,127

    Location: Fife

    £185 for 22GB is a bit steep :eek:

    ... strokes TW cable modem :D
  5. ste_bla


    Joined: 9 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,794

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Isnt it going to be nearer to £200?
  6. Fantom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,444

    Location: Cornwall

    not according to XE, how do you mean?
  7. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    £8.62/GB, even more expensive than A&A :eek:
  8. EddyG


    Joined: 29 May 2006

    Posts: 150

    Location: Cornwall

    Hey, I am the mate in question here.

    I live in Portugal and my ISP (Sapo) charge 1.50 (including tax) per extra 100mb of International Traffic.

    I used 23GB of extra traffic (downloading films) and it came to the total cost of 350 Euros (£240) on top of my monthly fee.

    I could have gone out and bought all of the films on DVD for cheaper! :eek:

    But there is nothing I can really do except pay the bill...(Paypal donations welcome :p )

    So yeah, always read the small print carefully (even if it is in Portuguese :rolleyes: )

    I thought it was 1.50 per GB not 100MB :o
  9. Immsy

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Maybe next time you will just buy the film anyway ;)
  10. riddlermarc

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    Location: Basingstoke, UK

    ROFL, ne'er a truer word spoken :p