Man gets $218 trillion phone bill

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  1. PlasmaFiend024

    PlasmaFiend024 New Member

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    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/weird_news/14308208.htm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian man said he nearly fainted when he recieved a $218 trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up within 10 days or face prosecution, a newspaper reported Monday.

    Yahaya Wahab said he disconnected his late father's phone line in January after he died and settled the 84 ringgit ($23) bill, the New Straits Times reported.

    But Telekom Malaysia later sent him a 806,400,000,000,000.01 ringgit ($218 trillion) bill for recent telephone calls along with orders to settle within 10 days or face legal proceedings, the newspaper reported.

    It wasn't clear whether the bill was a mistake, or if Yahaya's father's phone line was used illegally after after his death.

    "If the company wants to seek legal action as mentioned in the letter, I'm ready to face it," the paper quoted Yahaya as saying. "In fact, I can't wait to face it," he said.

    Yahaya, from northern Kedah state, received a notice from the company's debt-collection agency in early April, the paper said. Yahaya said he nearly fainted when he saw the new bill.

    Government-linked Telekom Malaysia Bhd. is the country's largest telecommunications company.

    A company official, who declined to be identified as she was not authorized to speak to the media, said Telekom Malaysia was aware of Yahaya's case and would address it. She did not provide further details
     
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  3. Mabel

    Mabel Former Member

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    Trust me, Yahaya, you can't win against the phone company no matter what you can prove. Been there, done that.
     
  4. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    That phone would have had to have been used illegally by every person living on the planet (or my daughter). :D
     
  5. beakiebean

    beakiebean New Member

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    LMAO!
     
  6. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    What I like is how they have the .01 at the end of the charge.
     
  7. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    He must have been making calls to the moon!
     
  8. Opie

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    Are we sure it wasn't AT&T? Sounds like the tactics I encountered with them. Grrrr.
     
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    "the great beyond" really add up-wonder if this a case of the Malaysian version of the ultimate in "cramming"! :crazy:
     

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