Woman Accidentally Pays £2,600 for a Neil Diamond Album

A maths teacher recently ended up paying over the odds.

Woman Accidentally Pays £2,600 for a Neil Diamond Album
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A maths teacher from South Warwickshire, England recently ended up paying over the odds for an album by Neil Diamond, NME notes.

Katie Bryan was hit with a £2,600 bill for a "Neil Diamond Best of" collection, which she downloaded while on holiday in South Africa. While the album retailed for £8.99, Bryan was unaware that buying the album online would incur roaming charges from her mobile phone provider, Orange:

"It was a lunchtime get-together with my boyfriend's family at a house where we were staying near the Kruger National Park. I'd had a bit of wine ... but not too much. People were playing music through their iPads or on phones through an iPod dock. Someone had put on the Traveling Wilburys but I just fancied hearing some Neil Diamond. I don't know why. He's more my boyfriend's musical taste and I'm more of a James Blunt fan.

"It wasn't a particular song that I wanted to hear. I'm really not that big a Neil Diamond fan. And I'd already got his Essential Neil Diamond CD at home, in my car."

While Orange have agreed to lower the cost of the phone bill to £400, Bryan is still unhappy about the charge:

"I think Orange are preying on people who make a mistake while abroad. Why such a massive difference in cost? In England you would just pay the album price. I also feel it is morally wrong to be expected to pay this sort of money for a Neil Diamond album."

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    WholeLottaIzzy
    "I also feel it is morally wrong to be expected to pay this sort of money for a Neil Diamond album." Best thing I've heard all day.
    medialint
    >I think Orange are preying on people who make a mistake while abroad. On the other hand I think people who travel abroad with their "smart" phones without checking on what it's going to cost them to use it should have their phones tethered to the wall and equipped with rotary dials.
    scotticon
    Trip to south Africa: alot Hotel stay: alot more Seeing the face of a grown ass woman when she realizes what the word "roaming" means...: FUCKING PRICELESS!!
    crazysam23_Atax
    "Maths". It's mathematics or math, not "maths". And British people complain that Americans slaughtered the English language...
    tj4234
    LOL. you idiot. Maths is what the rest of the world calls it. Math is an Americanisation. Although I'm sure with the rising output of American television math is becoming equally common. Strictly speaking, both are correct because math/maths are both singular/plural. However maths is the 'more' correct one. The reason being is that math is a shorthand form of mathematic, which is defined as 'pertaining to mathematics'. Or 'maths' for short. Also, maths is what the British use. Math is what the Americans use (as I said). So yes, we Brits do complain of American's slaughtering our language... and judging by your comment I can see why.
    Validischofe
    You should probably check your facts next time before you decide to post a cocky comment.