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On the information provided...who is responsible? Warning: DM Link!!

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littlemisssarcastic Sun 07-Apr-13 19:26:31

Ok, it is a DM link, but given the information, who is responsible?

And why oh why would you ring the papers with this story???


And how are Vodafone ever going to extract that sort of money out of this man? And if they don't manage to get this man to pay, who will end up paying? I mean, surely the girls have already been paid..that's how it works isn't it? They get paid by the minute, and now someone has to foot the bill for that??

Should vodafone pay?

catgirl1976 Sun 07-Apr-13 19:29:38

There is no link

DM or otherwise

littlemisssarcastic Sun 07-Apr-13 19:33:22

Oh shit crap!! I forgot that bit. grin

Here it is

SarahStratton Sun 07-Apr-13 19:33:45

Are you talking about the idiot who ran up a £90k phone bill ringing chatlines? Because he was sad that he'd split up with his girlfriend the fucking twat.

MadamFolly Sun 07-Apr-13 19:35:23

Can you give a summary of story so don't have to click link?

lockets Sun 07-Apr-13 19:38:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Apr-13 19:40:50

I think he is lucky that vodafone have agreed to wipe 70k off of the bill.

He knew how much the lines cost, and he called them continuously for months. Even when Vodafone send him a large bill he still carried on calling.

ChaoticTranquility Sun 07-Apr-13 19:42:09

He should pay.

littlemisssarcastic Sun 07-Apr-13 19:42:14

Yes, I am SarahStratton. grin
I am quite surprised he chose to go to the DM with his story, and am interested to know who is going to pay up. I mean, the girls who provide this service will have already been paid for much of the time he spent talking to them I'd imagine, so if this man chooses not to pay, who will have to foot the bill??

I'm quite sure I wouldn't want my face plastered all over the paper wrt that story. He must be desperate!!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 07-Apr-13 19:44:54

He should pay. Silly man.
What's he on about?
He carried on after getting a bill for 19000!
He got a new sim after they blocked his.
How can he claim it's anyone's fault but his?

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Apr-13 19:48:53

Madamefolly - Summery from top of article -

'Why didn't they cut me off?' Lonely man runs up £91,184 phone bill calling daytime chat line after splitting up with his girlfriend
Kevin Waldrum, 45, ran up £91,184 phone bill calling adult chat lines
Began calling after splitting from girlfriend of 2 years
Claims he was unaware of costs and should have been 'cut off'
Continued to call after receiving first bill of £19,333.63 from Vodafone
Company barred his SIM but he obtained a new one to continue calling
Vodafone has cut total bill of £91,184 to £29,083 in 'goodwill'
Mr Waldrum has called the offer 'rubbish' and refuses to pay

catgirl1976 Sun 07-Apr-13 20:04:35

Yup he should pay

It's a bit like saying William Hill should have stopped me before I gambled away my home so I'm not paying

SarahStratton Sun 07-Apr-13 20:09:45

Prick. <succinct>

ihearsounds Sun 07-Apr-13 20:21:27

His own fault. No-one at vodaphone forced him to constantly call. They didn't force him to continue with the calls after the first bill. They didn't force him into the store and order a replacement sim. He did all that himself, and he needs to face up to reality and pay his bill. The entire amount, not the reduced amount.

Vodaphone hasn't ruined his life. He did this to himself.

littlemisssarcastic Sun 07-Apr-13 20:22:26

I have no idea how Vodafone are going to get him to pay anyway. He is currently unemployed.

What can they/he do? You can't get blood out of a stone.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 07-Apr-13 20:38:59

why didn't they cut me off

That made me laugh

They DID!

He got a new sim!

Even if he pays a pound a week and it never gets cleared he should accept full responsibility for his choices. It is the whole whiney whinging 's'not my fault' that is nauseating.

He chose to call chatlines.
He chose to carry on doing it even after he got a £19000 bill.
He chose to get a new sim when they blocked his and carry on calling!

I fail to see why they even offered him any reduction in the first place.

And for him to go moaning to the papers makes him look like a fool.

KobayashiMaru Sun 07-Apr-13 20:48:40

What a wanker. Literally. I doubt all he was talking about was his sad life on an adult chat line......

Softlysoftly Sun 07-Apr-13 20:50:54

He should pay the full value however long it takes and any assets of value should be seized.


ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 07-Apr-13 20:53:47

let's give him the benefit of the doubt, Kobayashi

DoJo Sun 07-Apr-13 22:04:45

I think it makes Vodaphone look pretty generous that they have offered the reduction, so if he's hoping to discredit them then he's failed as far as I'm concerned.

E320 Sun 07-Apr-13 22:10:24

He should pay up.
Calling the Samaritans would probably have done the same job & been a lot cheaper!

CloudsAndTrees Sun 07-Apr-13 22:11:13

Without a doubt, he should pay.

He sounds like a prize pillock who is now just trying to get out of his responsibility to stand by his mistake by going to the papers.

What a twat.

littlemisssarcastic Mon 08-Apr-13 10:25:01

Just checked the DM article again. 2296 comments!!! shock

SirBoobAlot Mon 08-Apr-13 10:27:53

Not clicking on the link.

But no sympathy for the idiot.

HappyMummyOfOne Mon 08-Apr-13 10:47:45

He should pay up. Anybody who runs up a large bill on mobiles or apps should regardless of blaming it on the kids or not knowing there are charges. Personal responsibility.

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