23 Dec '11, 11pm

Blame overseas mobile operators for exorbitant overseas data roaming charges, experts say

Blame overseas mobile operators for exorbitant overseas data roaming charges, experts say

Why are overseas data roaming charges so exorbitant as to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars for a couple of weeks? Blame overseas mobile operators, experts say. -- PHOTO: REUTERS By Daryl Chin Why are overseas data roaming charges so exorbitant as to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars for a couple of weeks? Blame overseas mobile operators, experts say. One analyst even added that in countries where there are dominant players with the market power to dictate 'take it or leave it' prices, telcos can earn more than 90 per cent profit. The issue was raised this week following a furore over a bill posted on Facebook earlier this month. SingTel customer Kave Goh claimed he was billed $350,000 after a 16-day trip to Taiwan last month. The telco later clarified the amount payable was about $12,000. This $12,000 is payable because Mr Goh had, on three occasions, logg...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

Tweets

You Say Party! We Say Rave! Nov 11 issue

thebutterfactory.com 29 Dec '11, 7am

You Say Party! We Say Rave! Nov 11 issue December 29, 2011 posted by S.wing Categories: Video Gallery

Users must manage smartphones, data plans properly when overseas: CASE

Users must manage smartphones, data plans prope...

channelnewsasia.com 21 Dec '11, 10am

SINGAPORE: A picture of a mobile phone bill showing a staggering amount of about S$350,000 has gone viral on Facebook, pro...

From @element14:

element14.com 25 Dec '11, 1pm

Has someone gone above and beyond your expectations to help you find the right information or build your latest piece of k...

Disgusted with how people are using CITES to ma...

straitstimes.com 23 Dec '11, 8pm

DR JULIANA Chan's claim that more than 73 million sharks are killed each year for 5 per cent of their cartilaginous body p...

Man racks up data roaming #bill of $349,243 -- enough to buy a #house

Man racks up data roaming #bill of $349,243 -- ...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 21 Dec '11, 2am

A man has apparently gotten himself into a fix by racking up a whopping $349,243 phone bill. The massive bill appears to b...

Analysts blame telco service outage on rise in mobile data use

Analysts blame telco service outage on rise in ...

asiaone.com 29 Dec '11, 5am

AsiaOne Thursday, Dec 29, 2011 Analysts are blaming the four network outages suffered by Singapore's three telcos - SingTe...

SingTel customer gets gigantic $350,000 phone bill after spending 17 days in Taiwan

SingTel customer gets gigantic $350,000 phone b...

straitstimes.com 21 Dec '11, 11pm

Mr Kave Goh chalked up almost $350,000 on his mobile phone bill on his trip to Taiwan. But SingTel says he is liable for o...

Car park crunch: More radical solutions needed, say experts

Car park crunch: More radical solutions needed,...

channelnewsasia.com 26 Dec '11, 10pm

SINGAPORE: Even as the authorities look into the idea of mechanised car parks, some analysts pointed out the challenges - ...

Mahathir’s Side of History: As They Say, Liars ...

anwaribrahimblog.com 24 Dec '11, 4am

Mahathir’s intelligence and political astuteness are generally acknowledged by his acquaintances and enemies. Mendacity or...