As someone who is currently abroad–Mauritius, to be exact–I am extremely aware of how expensive it is to operate my mobile phone here. Roaming fees here in southern and eastern Africa are heart-stoppingly high. Wifi is the only way to go.
Someone should have explained this to Katie Bryan, a math teach from the UK, who went on holiday in South Africa and was annoyed to find that she didn’t have any Neil Diamond songs on her phone. So in the middle of Krueger National Park, she did what she would do at home: an over-the-air data download.
Bad idea. With roaming charges, the download cost her £2,600 or about $4,800 Canadian. Yikes.
(Via The NME)