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BAMAPHIN 22
04-10-2006, 10:38 AM
A Malaysian man said he nearly fainted when he recieved a $218 trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up within 10 days or face prosecution, a newspaper reported Monday.


Yahaya Wahab said he disconnected his late father's phone line in January after he died and settled the 84 ringgit ($23) bill, the New Straits Times reported.

But Telekom Malaysia later sent him a 806,400,000,000,000.01 ringgit ($218 trillion) bill for recent telephone calls along with orders to settle within 10 days or face legal proceedings, the newspaper reported.

It wasn't clear whether the bill was a mistake, or if Yahaya's father's phone line was used illegally after after his death.

``If the company wants to seek legal action as mentioned in the letter, I'm ready to face it,'' the paper quoted Yahaya as saying. ``In fact, I can't wait to face it,'' he said.

Yahaya, from northern Kedah state, received a notice from the company's debt-collection agency in early April, the paper said. Yahaya said he nearly fainted when he saw the new bill.

Government-linked Telekom Malaysia Bhd. is the country's largest telecommunications company.

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GRAPEAPE
04-10-2006, 10:43 AM
The Goverment should start sending out these bills, erase that deficit pretty fast if people pay.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
04-10-2006, 10:53 AM
didn't this happen to alex22 the other day?

Mindwarp
04-10-2006, 10:55 AM
didn't this happen to alex22 the other day?


that was a bill for bandwith charges from us here at finheaven :wink:

FinFan72
04-10-2006, 10:56 AM
damnnn that sure is alot of calls to 1-900-babes-4me :wink:

Miamian
04-10-2006, 11:01 AM
Wow, that beats my experience. I got charged with $58,000 in cell phone bills by Cellcom, an Israeli company. I had to fight that also.

UltraDol-Fan
04-10-2006, 11:45 AM
I think it would be impossible to get that big of a bill. There are not enough charges or pay calls you could make in a month to get it that big.

Majpain
04-10-2006, 02:13 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12247590/

You think your phone bill is bad:shakeno:

Rocky Raccoon
04-10-2006, 02:14 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=135997

Majpain
04-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Argh son of.I just posted it I didnt look.

dolfan_101
04-10-2006, 02:28 PM
wow that makes my cell fone bill look like a tip at mc donalds.......

Spray Mucus
04-10-2006, 03:33 PM
I think it would be impossible to get that big of a bill. There are not enough charges or pay calls you could make in a month to get it that big.

that's what I'm saying.

there a 2,678,400 seconds in a 31 day month

to ring up a 218 TRILLION dollar bill

if he talk for every second of that month, each SECOND would cost him $81,391.88 per second to make the 218 trillion mark.

Just not possible.

wazzy
04-10-2006, 03:46 PM
218 Trillion dollars is ridiculous!

byroan
04-10-2006, 03:47 PM
wow that makes my cell fone bill look like a tip at mc donalds.......

You tip at mcdonalds? :confused:

dolphan117
04-10-2006, 09:50 PM
that's what I'm saying.

there a 2,678,400 seconds in a 31 day month

to ring up a 218 TRILLION dollar bill

if he talk for every second of that month, each SECOND would cost him $81,391.88 per second to make the 218 trillion mark.

Just not possible.That was my thought too, it had to be a mistake of some kind.

wazzy
04-10-2006, 09:53 PM
You tip at mcdonalds? :confused:

:sidelol: I don't know why I'm laughing so hard it must be a sad night!