[LINK] National Broadband Network - except it's not national.

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue May 11 16:06:00 AEST 2010

> the government should put a super-profits tax on wireless Internet. ;-)
> > ...
> On the hazards of being an early adopter:
> <http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/new-gadgets-could-add-to-
> high-cost-of-data-downloads-20100509-ulqm.html>:
> ....
> > The first phone bill Samuel Nicolopoulos received after getting his 
> > Apple iPhone gave him what people in the telecommunications industry 
> > often refer to as ''bill shock''.

Another such example, this time an MP. Things may change, quite quickly :)

'MP hit with $10,000 iPhone bill'

May 10, 2010 - 4:53PM  www.theage.com.au

Smartphone popularity is leading to hip-pocket pain with some users 
receiving huge bills from internet downloads.

The latest victim is a South Australian member of Parliament who was hit 
with a $10,000 bill on his taxpayer-funded phone after his son downloaded 
football games.

Upper house MP Russell Wortley, whose bills normally total about $200, 
was told the news on Friday ..  He has even taken the complaint to 
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, who said he would follow it up 
with the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)..


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