A Woman Inadvertently Paid $4,300 for Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits…Because She Was Hit With Roaming Charges
A 43-year-old British teacher spent over $4,300 on a Neil Diamond greatest hits album...by ACCIDENT. Here's what happened:
The woman, Katie Bryan, was in South Africa visiting her boyfriend, when she decided to download the album on her phone from iTunes. It was about $15...but she didn't realize she was going to be hit with some SERIOUS roaming charges for the download...to the tune of $4,300.
Katie says, quote, "It wasn't a particular song that I wanted to hear. I'm really not that big a Neil Diamond fan. And I've already got his 'Essential Neil Diamond' CD at home, in my car.
"I also feel it is morally wrong to be expected to pay this sort of money for a Neil Diamond album."
She complained to her cell phone company, and they cut a deal with her, but the international data fees still ran her a few hundred dollars.