Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 118: I saw James dance it was bad ass
11/05/11@05:28 by Gareth - 666 words
We are back after a brief hiatus and playing catch up. A whole bunch of devices have been reviewed and unboxed recently and we are going to talk about the lot. From Nokia's latest, to one of the first UK Playbooks by way of the Samsung Galaxy S II and a bunch of LG devices. This podcast is crammed!!
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Apologies for mucking up Gerald Rosenfelder message last week. Its fixed
A question for the podcast I think, but up to you lot obviously.
Anyway I recently found out that my Mother in law had bought a new phone, the HTC Desire, which I was quiet impressed with, this is her first time into the smartphone market (which has implications later on in this story). I proceeded to show her a few things about the phone and sorted out the logon to the market etc etc.
At this point I thought I wonder what sort of contract she got, she told me she had some mins and some texts plus she got an extra which she could choose from and got extra texts. At which point I said hang on have you not got any data with that, she said that she was asked if she would use the internet at all whilst not at home and connected to wifi, and she said no, therefore was recommended to get the texts not data.
You can probably guess what is coming next, she now has a huge bill because the phone has been using data (which she didn't understand) for things like gmail, news apps etc etc. Which I thought would be the case, surely this is a case of being miss sold a contract/phone. I am astounded that a company would sell an android phone without data!! It makes no sense to me.
The reason why I am writing this email and I'm sorry it's a bit long (could have been a lot longer), is I was wondering if you have ever come across this problem and do you know what her legal stand point is? I also thought it would be a good situation for a rant on the pod-cast maybe??
Regards and thanks
Posted by Gareth