£40.30 for 3 MMS messages from India

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SnapperUK, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. SnapperUK macrumors member

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    I have just returned from a trip to India and have been charged £40.30 for data roaming while there. This is despite having Data Roaming turned OFF the ENTIRE TIME I was away.
    Having done a bit of reading on the O2 Forum it appears that my situation is not unique, but related to sending MMS messages.
    Have a look at the following posts:
    http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=131644#131644
    http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=133869#133869
    The messages I sent did take a long time to go through, so it maybe possible that while the phone was struggling to send the MMS it opened roaming and downloaded emails and attachments in the background.
    There is absolutely no way that I used Data Roaming while in India. There seems to genuinely be something wrong with the system whereby Data Roaming is activated when sending MMS messages.
     
  2. raymanster macrumors regular

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    Ouch that's expensive, i'll be sure not to use MMS when on holiday just in case.
     
  3. steviem macrumors 68020

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    MMS is most definitely data.

    This is why I think it's a poor service and is a con in my opinion...

    I do think it is a bit off that it let you send the message when you have Data Roaming switched off.
     
  4. SnapperUK thread starter macrumors member

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  5. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    It should be cheaper now that the EU have imposed a cap on data. Although they do have until next year to implement it.

    €1 for 1mb of data - not bad.
     
  6. Diode macrumors 68020

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    From what I've read that is just the max carriers can charge each other while what they can charge the consumer is still more.
     
  7. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Isn't that only when roaming within EU states though?

    If not then I am (pleasantly) surprised! The EU delivers for once.:D
     
  8. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Nothing says "better for consumers" than price caps!
     

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