Twittering Rescues MythBuster from Outrageous Phone Bill

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jedoralive

Seriously - I've never heard or experienced anything but borderline criminal activity from AT&T. How are they still around?

I would love to see Mythbusters bust the myth that AT&T doesn't rip off it's customers.

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markm92

Obviously some of you didn't read the article correctly. He didn't use an IPhone, he was using a USB modem, so the roaming charge screen that was shared from the IPhone doesn't apply. I will agree that if the average person had this issue it would not be resolved so "graciously."

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jdcfsu

I realize he wasn't using an iiPhone, but anyone who has seen Mythbusters knows that Adam has an iPhone as he uses it all the time. Given the text that I received from AT&T, I would have to assume he received a similar one. That would be a pretty big tip not to use the air card. And the other commenter is right, if anyone else with only a few twitter followers had the same issue, they'd be paying the whole $11k bill.

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malber

Since this is a "Mac" website, that's why I referred to the iPhone. I was one of @donttrythis's followers who replied to the issue, so I'm aware that it was due to wi-fi card usage. But still, this is an excellent example of why someone should stay far away from AT&T for their carrier and why it's unfortunate that it's the only (legal) way you can get an iPhone to work in the US.

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malber

...is because it's only available on AT&T. Once they either stop thinking like a telco and start thinking like a data service provider I might reconsider...or on the fat chance the iPhone is provided to different carriers.

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angermeans

I wonder if someone like me had the same problem if ATT would work with me. I doubt it. Then again I only have approximately 400 folllowers on Twitter and I really doubt any of them would really care.

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jdcfsu

They do alert you though. I was recently in Nicaragua and when I arrived and turned my iPhone back on, I received a text from AT&T that outlined the charges I'd face if I used my phone. Picture below:

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