20 December, 2009
How Much You Have to Pay for Data
This mishap can happen just to anybody if the cellphone operators just keeping quiet about it.
As reported, a 13-year-old teen from Hayward, California downloaded about 1.4 million kilobytes of data last month and slapped with a cell phone bill of mearly USD22,000.
The problem started after his father adding his son to his plan and he wasn't expect that the bill will be that much.
Usually, anybody can use their cellphone to download anything from the internet without knowing how much the amount of data that they had downloaded. Even if they knew the amount of data downloaded, they will not know the amount of money incurred. The cost of the downloading activities only can be known after receiving the bill a month later.
The exorbant charges can be reduced usually by subscribing to the unlimited data plan. However, the plan is only valid for each individual phone number. By adding additional number to the family plan will need to have additional subscription to the unlimited data plan.
Another approach is to have the cellphone operator putting a limit to the amount of data that can be downloaded each month. The limit can be imposed by requesting customers to specify the maximum amount of money that they are will to pay each month. By doing so, the customers will have a peace of mind without worrying about the amount of data charges incurred next month.