A $17,000 Data Roaming Bill

mobile international roamingDespite years of warnings, people continue to fall victim to outrageous charges for international data roaming. The Domzalski family was one of them.

During a family trip from Illinois to Toronto, Canada, Mike Domzalski had his son occupy himself in the back seat with his iPad. His son was able to stream video to his heart’s content tethered to Domzalski’s work phone.

According to the family, the iPad dropped its signal and the screen went blank while crossing the bridge into Canada. He never thought twice about it until the IT department at work passed along the $17,465 bill for five hours of streaming.

In the end, AT&T agreed to drop the bill, but only after a local TV station stepped in.

Need a primer on the type of fees you could face for sucking back data while out of the country? Check out our post, Subscribers lost when it comes to mobile roaming.