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Dead man clocks up $218 trillion mobile bill

Link: Deceased Malayan hit with $218 trillion mobile bill | The Register

If you think your monthly mobile bill is high, spare a thought for one poor dead guy in Malaysia, who even though he was dead managed to run up an extraordinarly high phone bill.

A Malaysian man who paid off a $23 wireless bill and disconnected his late father’s cell phone back in January has been stiffed for subsequent charges on the closed account, MSNBC has reported. Telekom Malaysia sent Yahaya Wahab a bill for 806,400,000,000,000.01 ringgit, or about $218 trillion, for charges to the account, along with a demand from the company’s debt collection agency that he settle the alleged debt within 10 days, or get a lawyer.

Incidently that’s £115,000,829,066,960 – and 27 pence. An awful lot of money in any currency.

5 replies on “Dead man clocks up $218 trillion mobile bill”

Come now, John, I carry a weighty respect for Vodafone. Besides, Steve got in there a moment ago with an o2 reference.

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