omg just got my bill from my trip to america! :o

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dirtyflame, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Dirtyflame macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    didnt realises data charges were THIS extortionate! :( there goes my chances of getting a MBA anytime soon :(

    amount: £1117



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  2. NurseChris macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    Ouch! how long were you there? im going to NYC in may and don't wanna have one of those bills waiting for me when i get back.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Is there no such thing as turning data roaming off or some international plan that allows for unlimited data in the states? I used a large amount of data in the UK a year ago and came back to my standard bill.
  4. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2007
  5. Dirtyflame thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    i was in new york for two weeks. i did turn data roaming off initially but then kept turning it on to use the (amazing) browser. i blame facebook's addictiveness! or maybe O2's painful roaming charges; surely in 2008 it should not cost £6 ($12) per mb!
  6. NurseChris macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    Glad my hotels got free wifi, that reminds me i'm gonna have to look for some free hot spots in NYC.

    speaking of which, whats the free wifi availability like? anyone?
  7. Dirtyflame thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    i didnt think wifi spots were too impressive - guaranteed it outside the apple cube tho :p which you obviously have to visit if youre going to the big apple - theres such and amazing atmosphere there. :apple:

    unspecifically i love how there is free wifi at fort lauderdale aiport! and most of the people there had macs which was quite cool hehe
  8. NurseChris macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    haha the cube is one of the first things i'm heading to, my poor girlfriend :)
  9. whistler222 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    $12 per mb? tha'ts nothing.

    Rogers charges canadian customers something like $45 per mb.
  10. punitnaker macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    ok i don't know if this will work but ring o2 and claim ignorance and you forgot to switch off data roaming. i have heard many cases where people have been refunded £700/800. Try it..see what happens
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    I claimed ignorance when I got back from Australia. They eliminated my $600 bill. This was back in July and we all were actually ignorant.
  12. a104375 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2007
    Matamoras, PA
    oh man that much have been a real fun bill to read anyway i hope you can plead ignorant and get some money shaved off of that bill!:D
  13. tringo macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2006
    I am disgusted that they can legally get away with this. But then again I would prefer to live in a capitalist society than a communist one.

    And secondly I really do not have any sympathy for someone who feigns ignorance when traveling. I know how easy it is just to switch my phone off. The world doesn't end.
  14. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    Call O2 or whoever your carrier is and ask them kindly to remove half the charges... At&t would
  15. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    why do i have this feeling that these cell phone companies are just reaping in the revenue?

    905 pounds is not chump change. i think i'd have a heartattack if i had a cell phone for that much. My God...

  16. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    About time...

    I knew we should start charging people to come here. We'll make a FORTUNE!
  17. iPhelim macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    You kinda's called airport tax.
  18. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    That's close, but that's just to fly around. I have to pay that too.
  19. D3lta macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Cupertino, California
    Ouch, that sucks... That's a whole lot of money to pay for a 2 week trip.
  20. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    tons... if you're anywhere around columbia university its all over... I also like cosi, a little cafe/bistro type place. ummm... really just about anywhere you go you can find a spot..

    oh, and of course, apple store 5th ave...
  21. Dirtyflame thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    i love new york! hopefully ill get to live there some day

    a man can dream can't he? :cool:
  22. drchipinski macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2007
    I would argue that bill, and refuse to pay it.
  23. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    I just got my bill from 02 too. Which covers the period I went to NY for a few days last month. To think I was miffed at my £60 bill! :D
    £900 is pretty unreal.. :eek: (Thats about $1700 to you Merkins)

    I was sure to keep data roaming set to OFF for 99% of the time though.. But a handful of emails to check, a couple of dozen text messages sent and a couple of incoming calls soon just about doubled the regular bill anyways. So yeah, the charges are steep when you are overseas.

    NY is a great place tho, I really like it there :cool:
  24. JadawinUK macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    btw, O2 will lower the price to "only" 3 GBP/MB in July... time for the EU to step in.

    I am a German living in the UK. I have an O2 contract. O2 is available in Germany as well. If I go to Germany to visit my familiy, I obviously can't use the umlimited data plan in the UK. There is NO logical explanation why I shouldn't be able to use O2 in for data roaming without paying extra, it's the same company. But of course they need to rip off customers.
  25. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    On what grounds? Your sense of entitlement to everything for free?

    The OP knew that O2 would charge for data roaming, and even had data roaming off initially, but still decided that he/she needed to check facebook. That's important. :rolleyes:

    You sign the contract, you pay the price.

    That sucks for you Dirtyflame, it really does. You should at least try to speak with an O2 rep about reducing the fee. Maybe you'll find one that is reasonable, and if you're polite enough and beg enough and tell them that this would hold you back from an MBA (an MBA for you means more money for you and potentially more money for O2), they may cut you some slack.

    I wish you luck.

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