Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Woman Gets £2600 Phone Bill Downloading Neil Diamond

neildiamond2.jpg
neildiamond1.jpg
neildiamond3.jpg

We've heard of deluxe editions, but even ardent Neil Diamond fans would probably baulk at paying £2609 for a Neil Diamond album.

But Katie Bryan, from Lighthorne in Warwickshire, inadvertently racked up the huge bill after downloading The Best of Neil Diamond while on holiday in South Africa.

Miss Bryan told The Telegraph that, "It was a lunchtime get-together with my boyfriend's family at a house where we were staying near the Kruger National Park. I'd had a bit of wine but not too much. People were playing music through their iPads or on phones through an iPod dock. Someone had put on the Traveling Wilburys but I just fancied hearing some Neil Diamond. I don't know why. He's more my boyfriend's musical taste and I'm more of a James Blunt fan."

When she returned to the UK, she found that she'd paid a direct debit bill to phone company Orange for the sum of £2609.31, as a result of using 326MB of data, charged at £8 per megabyte (excluding the first 10MB which, generously, was free).

She attempted to arrange a lower-cost solution with Orange but nothing has been forthcoming, so it looks like the bill will have to stand.

Miss Bryan admits that she made a mistake, but added that, "I also feel it is morally wrong to be expected to pay this sort of money for a Neil Diamond album."

I'm a Believer is probably worth a grand though, surely?

[via Telegraph]

(Images: AllStar/Shutterstock)

Related

plane2.jpg

$3m Soviet Bomber Listed On eBay

boathero.jpg

Wealthy Man Forgets About £65,000 Boat

dog3.jpg

World's Most Expensive Dog Sold for £1.2m

albHERO.jpg

Download Einstein's Brain

simps.jpg

Man Arrested Trying To pay With 'Trillion Dollar Bill'

hero1.jpg

Billionaire Claims To Be Getting Younger

Comments

More

Choose Your Own Adventure: British Politics

What would have happened if every big decision had gone the other way? Find out here

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

A staggering number of people broke up with their partners over Brexit

You could say they voted leave on their relationship...

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn had a dig at Theresa May's field of wheat comment

He's *appalled* by the whole thing

by Alex Finnis
26 Jun 2017

Watch Bradley Lowery’s classmates come together to sing for him

We're not crying, you're crying

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Science finds that couples that spoon have a better relationship

Wonder what this means for duvet hogs...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Boys with older dads are more likely to be geeks, study shows

Now you know who to thank/blame

by Dave Fawbert
23 Jun 2017

You can now buy IKEA furniture on Amazon Prime

This is big

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

David Dimbleby kicked someone off 'Question Time' for being rowdy

Rock 'n' roll politics

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May for first time in PM poll

Everything's coming up Corbyn

by Alex Finnis
23 Jun 2017

Some people aren't happy about Grenfell Tower survivors' new homes

Residents lost their homes just last week

by Tom Victor
22 Jun 2017