A French woman was recently sent a bill of 12 quadrillion euros by her telecom provider. Later, the company admitted its mistake and waived her original bill.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

It is often said that computers usually don’t make mistakes – but when they do, it’s not a mistake, it a gaping blunder. Nothing could prove this better than a recent instance where a French woman received a phone bill which asked her to pay 12 quadrillion euros as fine for terminating her phone contract early.


Money pile

Solenne San Jose applied to have her phone contract terminated because she recently went out of work. Naturally, she had to pay some amount of money for the early termination and for that, her provider Bouygues Telecom sent her a bill.

When she opened up the bill, it was probably the shock of her life. The amount she had been asked to pay totaled 12 quadrillion euros. That number comes with a whole lot of zeros. Jose later said, “I almost had a cardiac arrest! There were so many zeros I could not even work out how much it was.”

She immediately called up the helpline. And, as happens in many cases with customer helplines, she couldn’t get any help there. The guy on the other side of the phone kept telling her that if she received the bill, she’ll have to pay it.

Fortunately, sanity prevailed when someone at the company finally understood what a mistake it had been. The original sum that she was required to pay, it was later revealed, was a mere €117.21. In admittance of the mistake it had made, the telecom provider thankfully waived her fine and sent her a bunch of flowers for having caused the incident.

Source: Sudouest
Courtesy: The Inquirer

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


[Tutorial] How To Use Google Talk To Get Instant Information

Windows 8 OS And Device Pre-Order Now Available In Select Stores
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post

Tags:

  On October 13, 2012(3 years, 11 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

There is a high-risk XSS Vulnerability in W3 Total Cache, and we have got the guide to the fix for you.
Check out this tutorial to know how to install Apple watchOS 3 beta certificate on your Apple Watch and start enjoying the new version.
If you are trying to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod on iOS 9.2 - 9.3.3 without using a computer or Apple ID, then check this video tutorial.
Pokemon Go users are complaining about the crashing and server issues. Check out the tutorial to solve error problems and thanks us later.
Turning off Wi-Fi Assist is a great way to save mobile data since it automatically starts using cellular data when Wi-Fi signal is poor .
If you want to secure your SIM card from others using it, then check out this tutorial to know how to set up the SIM Pin code on your iPhone.
CiderTV is a great alternative to control Apple TV from the Notification Center. Check out this tutorial to set up CiderTV on your iPhone.
Are you annoyed by the split screen mode on the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus? Check out this quick tutorial to turn off split screen feature.
If you could not wait to installed the iOS 10 beta version on you iPhone and now struggling for the errors, then this tutorial is for you.
Siri might not understand the question you asked. But you can use Siri by editing the text that you asked & it will give an updated answer.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook