218 Trillion Phone Bill....

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  1. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Has anyone heard about this?


    :sly2: 

    Man Gets $218 Trillion Phone Bill

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - 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.


    04/10/06 07:16 © Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained In this news report may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.


    That is just crazy......... :sly2: 

    I hope that Verizon doesn't get any ideas.
     
  2. TSFC

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    o_O ...extremism at it's finest.

    Yikes.
     
  3. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    I wouldn't have fainted, but I'm sure some choice words would have come from my mouth.
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Damn rounding errors...
     
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    Those sex lines are a bitch....
     
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    Yowch. That's what you get for downloading screensavers and ringtones, kids...
     
  7. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    I dunno, these things happen a lot.

    I remember at my old job in the late 90s I was supposed to be paid $463 for one particular pay period. When I got my pay stub you can imagine my surprise when I saw that I was paid at my normal hourly rate for 463 hours instead. Yeah, I had $12,000 auto deposited into my checking account.
     
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    Strange. What more can I say?
     
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    First the world's most expensive burgers and now the world's most expensive phone bill... What's next???:lol 
     
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    Im sorry, I just find it funny that you included that in your copy/paste job. :p 


    And if I ever got a phone bill like that I would just lol.
     
  11. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Wha...? Damn! Hey at least i quoted it :lol  maybe i shoulda said i wrote the article :lol 
     
  12. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Did you have to pay it back?
     
  13. drippy

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    I immediately notified the payroll department about what happened and returned the money.
     
  14. Belgrath

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    *jaw drops*

    Yikes... just yikes.
     
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    LOL, never call stuttering sluts, their per-minute fee's will kill you!

    I also like the copyright info as well.
     
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    I'm not surprised this happened...Malaysia is just across my country...and although it (Malaysia) has its charms, its kind of a "cow-boy" country over there...not as bad as some of the countries in Asia...
     
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    What?!? I can underdstand a typo but this is nuts.
     
  18. Drake

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    This phone bill brought to you by Soprano Telecom Services.
     
  19. Dark_Convoy

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    Wow... and I got mad because I had a $400 phone bill (I got scammed... it's taken care of now).
     
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    This is what happens, when you accept collect calls from the aftelife.
     

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