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DH huge mobile bill

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keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:05:40

Just found mobile bill of DH's £200 worth of 'downloads and browsing' (he has 'normal' internet browsing included in his package already.) What the f* has cost that much in a month?? any ideas

AnyFucker Tue 18-Aug-09 12:07:06

oh dear.....

have you asked him ?

beanieb Tue 18-Aug-09 12:08:26

Maybe he's not aware of how much it actally costs? Is he using it as a way to go on the internet all the time? Might not be anything dodgy just a lack of awareness.

Might be worth changing his package.

keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:09:52

history of lying / hiding things from me I'm afraid

AnyFucker Tue 18-Aug-09 12:11:16

oh dear again

is there any way to discover exactly hat sites/services he has been using ?

potplant Tue 18-Aug-09 12:11:31

I quite often turn the internet on by mistake and rack up some browsing charges.

£200 is a lot tho.

AnyFucker Tue 18-Aug-09 12:11:32


shootfromthehip Tue 18-Aug-09 12:11:59

Is the bill itemised? Or is it all internet charges?

Doesn't sound good though but hopefully it's just stupidity (like when you use your phone abraod thinking 'how expensive can it be really?' and then you find out!!!)

keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:14:20

can't find out items, he keeps phone glued to his side and i don't know how to work it anyway! thought of the obvious (porn)but surely it would be difficult to rack up that much?

AnyFucker Tue 18-Aug-09 12:16:05

if you both are liable for the bill, you are well within your rights to know exactly how he has earned those charges

Fraochsmum Tue 18-Aug-09 12:17:17

Wow, that is a lot. I'm just about to call my company because of a £62 bill...
Does sound a bit dodgy unfortunately. If it is porn, there are much cheaper options!
My new mobile kept turning itself onto the internet browser, but the 1st bill was pretty normal.

potplant Tue 18-Aug-09 12:18:45

Ask him - come at it from the point of view that it must be a mistake so he needs to call the pone company.

keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:20:45

It's his business phone and as he's v secretive I don't get access to info like that. Just checked out charges - i now think it may have been using internet when we were on hols. Yikes, £6 per MB shock

potplant Tue 18-Aug-09 12:21:03


gagamama Tue 18-Aug-09 12:23:09

Has he been abroad? The overseas charges on web browsing and downloading can be extortionate.

gagamama Tue 18-Aug-09 12:23:45

Ah, cross post! Sounds like it might be the culprit then.

keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:25:39

have no idea what a MB amounts to though!

RumourOfAHurricane Tue 18-Aug-09 12:31:06

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HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 18-Aug-09 12:33:46

sounds like pay as you go porn to me.

You say it's his business phone? I take it he is self employed? I mean, he doesn't have a boss he's going to need to explain that bill to?!

RumourOfAHurricane Tue 18-Aug-09 12:34:48

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keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:37:07

yes, self employed so no explaining. have asked him about his attachment to phone but no good answer. It sleeps next to him (on silent) and goes to the loo with him (to play games he says) This bill was a while ago now, but his call charges have gone up c £20 per month in last few monthe, so who knows?

RumourOfAHurricane Tue 18-Aug-09 12:45:06

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HecatesTwopenceworth Tue 18-Aug-09 12:46:43

it's very suspicious indeed. Someone who is that cagey and is racking up big bills like that, either has a massive porn habit, gambles - can you play online gambling where it takes your bets by charging your phone? or has another woman.

~It's not acceptable to tell you to mind your own business - which is basically what he's doing. You are his wife. You are concerned. It IS your business.

keeplaughing Tue 18-Aug-09 12:47:10

Well, v good question - does anyone take their phone to the loo with them??

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