@ AJ STILES
Posted Thursday 13th December 2007 18:09 GMT
So in Canada, you get sent a bill for mobile phone usage *after* the event, like a landline? That sounds like a recipe for disaster. And this story confirms it!
There are 2 main ways to have cell phone in Canada.
1) "Pay-as-you-go" works like a prepaid phone card. You put a specific amount of money, of your choosing, on the account and the phone works until that money is used up. You then put more money on the account and use it up. Like filling a gasoline/petrol tank.
2) A service just like a land line. This is commonly under various contracts where you get a specific price for each component. A possible common example would be: Evening and Weekend Local Calls For Free, 240 Minutes of daytime calling and unlimited text messaging for a monthly few. With a contract like that you would pay extra for anything outside of that list. e.g. over 240 minutes of daytime calling.. web browsing etc
Smart Parents use option 1 (pay as you go) for their kids.
People without the brains to keep track of their usage or the desire to fully understand their contract usually pick option 1.
Businesses and people who have a handle on their expenses use option 2
Obviously the "I can't read a contract" guy in this case, should have chosen option 1