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Woman receives 17-figure phone bill

Posted on Sunday, 14 October, 2012 | Comment icon 36 comments | News tip by: Karlis

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A former teaching assistant was shocked to receive a phone bill for 11,721,000,000,000,000 Euros.

The unnamed woman who currently lives in France claimed that she "almost had a heart attack" when she opened the letter to view the total of the bill and discovered that she owed a figure so high that she couldn't even comprehend the amount. "There were so many zeroes I couldn’t even work out how much it was," she said.

Incredibly, the company responsible for issuing the obvious misprint initially maintained that they couldn't do anything about it and offered to set up installments for her to pay back the bill which came to a number 6,000 times the entire annual economic output of the country. Eventually though they acknowledged their mistake and retracted the demand.

"Solenne San Jose, a former teaching assistant who lives in France, recently received a phone bill for €11,721,000,000,000,000."

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Comment icon #27 Posted by sam12six on 15 October, 2012, 14:55
It may be on the rise, but it's nothing new. I started college in 1990. I moved into the dorm and my roommate and I opted to get phone service activated but with local access only - no long distance. The first bill came and there was a $300+ phone call to Japan on the bill. I called the phone company and pointed out that we hadn't opted for long distance service. Their answer: If you didn't have long distance service you couldn't have made the call. You need to pay the bill. I pointed out that the date of the call in question was from before we moved into the dorm. The ... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Junior Chubb on 15 October, 2012, 16:06
Indeed nothing new, as are the mistakes. It might be a case that there are less'billing glitches' per customer than in the past but it is just the high volume of customers that leads to 'apparent' increase in mistakes. I would hope so as it is a sad state of affairs if the number of mistakes per customer has risen in billing.
Comment icon #29 Posted by MidKn13ght on 15 October, 2012, 16:20
Gotta pay attention to those underline clauses on mobile porn sites.... lol
Comment icon #30 Posted by Harlequin Dreamer on 15 October, 2012, 21:58
Its the new way France is doing things they randomly pick a person and then bill them for the whole of france if you think this is bad you should see the guy who got the electric bill.
Comment icon #31 Posted by and then on 15 October, 2012, 22:00
YEP...she's gonna need an installment plan...
Comment icon #32 Posted by Sundew on 16 October, 2012, 0:26
Could've been worse, the bill could've come from the I.R.S. Then she would have had a genuine heart attack (after passing a brick).
Comment icon #33 Posted by Darkwind on 16 October, 2012, 2:03
That phone would have hit the trash the minute they suggested the installment plan. I wouldn't have give them another a dime, contract or not.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Paracelse on 16 October, 2012, 5:00
She did cancel her automatic paiement at the bank,
Comment icon #35 Posted by manz on 19 October, 2012, 4:34
even bielderberg or rotschild could not pay that
Comment icon #36 Posted by Cherry- on 23 October, 2012, 6:11
Omg. If that happened to me i wouldn't be shocked lol.. I'd hide the bill and have forever nightmares..

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