July 14th, 2008

LP: Ned blue

£31,500 mobile phone bill for downloading 'Prison Break'

And from the UK...

An IT worker received a whopping £31,500 bill after downloading his favourite TV show while abroad.
Iayn Dobsyn downloaded "Prison Break" and some music while holidaying in Portugal using a mobile broadband card plugged into his laptop computer.

Mr Dobsyn (34), of Salford, was hit with the bill from Yes Telecom, owned by Vodafone.

Following negotiations with Mr Dobsyn's solicitor the firm agreed to reduce the bill to £229.