People in Australia are still being hit with astronomical mobile phone bills when going abroad.
SimpleRoam – post-paid telecommunications provider – claims that the notorious Bill Shock still affects a great number of people when using their devices or roaming the internet in other countries.
A recent report entitled the State of the Mobile Nation compiled by Macquarie University found that 45 per cent of mobile phone users in the country suffered bill shock in the last year.
It is estimated this costs Australia more than $557 million a year, which could increase with more and more people getting their hands on new mobile phones.
Vice president of global sales at SimpleRoam Tony Wright said the situation is getting so bad that businesses and travellers are considering not taking their devices away with them.
“This phenomenon of Bill Shock, which has been identified in the major news outlets in recent times, doesn't just hit consumers – it is also a real danger to productivity,” he continued.
Posted by Simon Thomas