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So, I open my cell phone bill today from last month, and my jaw literally drops to the ground when is see that it is, $3,451 of additional charges. Yes that is not a typo. I never go over my mintues because I have free weekend and nights which is usually only when I use it. So I look at the calls and see apparently I made like 85 calls to Saudi Arabia or at least using Saudi Telecom.

 

The thing is on June 10 I woke up and saw my phone said "Unregistered SIM" and I called the company and they said for some reason a dealer had registered another SIM with my same exact number, and so mine would not work. THey apologized and registered mine again but that takes about 48 hours.

 

So when I got this bill all of those phone calls were made from the time that my phone did not work until the time it did work again. The weird thing is out of those 85 calls there were only about 3 duplicate numbers and the phone calls lasted from 5-20 minutes totaling about 1700 minutes in about 36 hours. All of the calls were pretty much made straight during the 36 hours period with maybe a 5 minute break in between half of the calls.

 

So I call the cell phone company and yell at them a lot and they try to play it off as if I did make the calls even though they have on record that my phone was not working during that time and never once have I even dialed overseas, but anyways they said they are going to investigate and it will take 30 days to get an answer. :thumbdown :mad : It just pisses me off because I knew something similar, obviously not this extreme would happen because they said that my number was registered to a different chip.

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So, I open my cell phone bill today from last month, and my jaw literally drops to the ground when is see that it is, $3,451 of additional charges. Yes that is not a typo. I never go over my mintues because I have free weekend and nights which is usually only when I use it. So I look at the calls and see apparently I made like 85 calls to Saudi Arabia or at least using Saudi Telecom.

 

The thing is on June 10 I woke up and saw my phone said "Unregistered SIM" and I called the company and they said for some reason a dealer had registered another SIM with my same exact number, and so mine would not work. THey apologized and registered mine again but that takes about 48 hours.

 

So when I got this bill all of those phone calls were made from the time that my phone did not work until the time it did work again. The weird thing is out of those 85 calls there were only about 3 duplicate numbers and the phone calls lasted from 5-20 minutes totaling about 1700 minutes in about 36 hours. All of the calls were pretty much made straight during the 36 hours period with maybe a 5 minute break in between half of the calls.

 

So I call the cell phone company and yell at them a lot and they try to play it off as if I did make the calls even though they have on record that my phone was not working during that time and never once have I even dialed overseas, but anyways they said they are going to investigate and it will take 30 days to get an answer. :thumbdown :mad : It just pisses me off because I knew something similar, obviously not this extreme would happen because they said that my number was registered to a different chip.

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so lemme get this straight.

 

some random person mysteriously piggybacks onto a pre-registered SIM for a day and a half and makes $3500 worth of calls, talking almost non-stop for the better part of 36 hours to his buddies in saudi arabia. this continues until you call your phone company and get it fixed.

 

hell, screw the phone company, i'd call the cops & fbi.

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Wow.....that sucks. I had a friend who had a similar situation, except he was at fault. He made a couple of overseas calls once and noticed that those charges never came in his bill. He kept on doing it for about a year. I guess he thought the phone company was just missing it somehow, so he kept on making the calls.....

 

About a year later, he received a FedEx box on his door with a bill of about $4k.... He tried to dispute it, but since he actually did make all of those calls, they worked out a payment plan and he had to pay it off...

 

Your situation is different since you never made the calls obviously....Good luck to ya.

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