One Neil Diamond Album Download Hits Teacher With £2,600 Roaming Data Bill Shocker

By Gary Cutlack on at

A lady who fancied listening to a bit of Neil Diamond while on holiday in South Africa was royally ripped off in roaming fees from network Orange, which managed to charge her a staggering £8 per MB in mobile data costs. Total cost to download one album over the mobile network? £2,600.

Explaining the course of events at a park get together that led to the impulse download and subsequent scandalous fees, Katie Bryan said: "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."

Orange has sort of helped soothe the situation, offering to sell her a backdated data bundle for the bargain price of just £400. Which is a bit of a James Blunt-ish thing to do. [Telegraph]