June 28th, 2005
|microchip||07:14 pm - Wow, people are beginning to wake up...|
When I ordered the Crazy Frog Axel F ringtone, in an ironic mood, I expected a bit of derision from friends.
What I did not expect was to be hit with a hugely-inflated mobile bill after being sent a slew of junk texts.
texting a number on a television advert to get the tone, I was
bombarded with messages from Jamster inviting me to download more
Instead of ordering Crazy Frog's Axel F
as a one-off tone, we had unwittingly subscribed to an expensive
ringtone account, with Jamster sending premium rate reverse-charge
texts every few days.
Maybe I was in a minority
to enjoy the Crazy Frog's tinny tones. I certainly find them annoying
now I've been made to pay more than £40 for the privilege.
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: BBC Radio 1
..the sad thing is, it's mainly kids on payg, that they're ripping off. :-/
Yep, that's always the case when you have to text "blablabla ON" to some number. Always some stupid subscription that'll cost you a lot of money. (n)
it does really. if you actually bother to read the text in the white bar going across the bottom it states that are going to be charged £6 a week to join 'the jamster club' and that'll send you texts charged to you and pass your number on to other companys.
well it does say on the site what you are signing up for.... so more fool you is all I can say.
If you dun read the fine print you pay for it