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June 28th, 2005


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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.

After
texting a number on a television advert to get the tone, I was
bombarded with messages from Jamster inviting me to download more
tones.

...
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.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4626517.stm
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From:x_xsweetiex_x
Date:June 28th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Holy Jeebus!

..the sad thing is, it's mainly kids on payg, that they're ripping off. :-/
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From:flickahip
Date:June 28th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
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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)
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From:be_worried
Date:June 28th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:banglesau
Date:June 28th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
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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

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